Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 008, Carol White interviewed by Bill CurryAthens Oral History Project, AOHP 008, Carol White interviewed by Bill Curry

Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 008, Carol White interviewed by Bill Curry

Descriptive Summary

Title: Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 008, Carol White interviewed by Bill Curry
Collection Number: RBRL/361/AOHP
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Carol White was born in Jericho, Vermont. White received a degree in political science from Southern Mississippi and a Master’s degree from Florida State University. She became one of the assistant coaches for a high school football team, and she took stats and taught kicking for the team. In 1985, White joined the coaching staff at Georgia Tech. White talks about how she started her specialized kicking camp called KICK-AID.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Carol White was born in Jericho, Vermont. Her father owned a filling station while her mother ran a restaurant. She moved to Boston, Mass when she was a child, and she explored the world of books. White received a degree in political science from Southern Mississippi and a Master’s degree from Florida State University. White got in to football when she became one of the assistant coaches at a high school in Albany, Ga. She took stats of the team and eventually learned the art of kicking and punting. In 1985, White obtained a coaching position at Georgia Tech where she became the first woman to coach football at an NCAA Division 1-A institution. White started a kicking, snapping, and punting camp called KICK-AID. Now White resides in Athens, Ga, and she runs several kicking, snapping and punting camps where she teaches the methods of kicking, punting, and snapping to aspiring football players.

Scope and Content

White talks about her childhood in Jericho, Vermont. As a child, she always enjoyed reading and learning new things. White goes on to talk about her education at Southern Mississippi and Florida State University. She goes on to describe her first job working for a high school in Albany, Ga. This is where she started to help out with the football team. Eventually, she coached other sports teams. White talks about the art of kicking a football and how she learned that technique. She later talks about her experience working on the Georgia Tech football team, and she explains what it was like being the only woman on the coaching staff. White also recalls the start of her specialized kicking camp called KICK-AID. She closes out her interview by speculating what her legacy will be like.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Custodial History note

The Athens Oral History Project was initiated in 2014 to document modern Athens history, roughly from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Interviews cover topics such as neighborhoods and communities in Athens, civil rights demonstrations, African American history, as well as personal histories of narrators.

Preferred citation

Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 008, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

AOHP-008 Carol White video on Kaltura Access Online
AOHP-008 Carol White audio on SoundCloud Access Online