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After two seasons, Kokomo High School Girls’ Basketball Coach Troy White has resigned from the position.

White said it was a tough decision to call it quits but ultimately decided to in order to spend more time with friends and family after the passing of other family members during his time as coach.

“This was totally my decision, but after much deliberation and thought, I believe I need (to) – actually I must – spend more time with my family and friends,” White said. “During my two years of coaching girls’ basketball, I lost some family members as well as my dear friend Phil Cox … all of which made me realize how much I wanted more family time.”

The 1985 KHS graduate, a product of Sycamore Elementary, Bon Air Middle School, Haworth High School, and Kokomo High School, noted in his letter of “retirement/resignation” that “I have been honored to represent my school and my city for the past two seasons.”

Director of Human Resources (Classified) and Operations Mike Wade said he admired White’s passion for the girls’ basketball program.

“All who worked with Troy, were blessed by experiencing a genuine, great man,” Wade said. “Troy cares about the Wildkat Way and our student-athletes. I wish Troy nothing but the best in his future, and I hope Troy is able to enjoy his family and all that life has to offer.”

KHS Athletic Director Nick Sale thanked White for his time and energy.

“I truly believe that Troy’s leadership and passion for girls’ basketball will lead to outstanding things in the future. Troy created a solid foundation,” Sale said. “Coach White has represented Kokomo High School with utmost professionalism. From how he respected his players to how he involved his student-athletes in our community, Coach White made a positive impact on every student or adult involved in girls’ basketball.”