Don White Home
|Ivor Nicholas||Don White||Johnny Hyde||Geoff Butterfield||Tony Sparrow||OGs Rugby|
|Rugby at Bedford||Under 15 Rugby 1951|
|Under 13 XV 1960-61||First XV 1960-61|
|Under 14 XV 1961-62||First XV 1961-62|
|2nd XV 1963-64||First XV 1964-65|
|First XV 1965-66|
|First XV 1966-67|
|Teachers||Teachers 56-62||Staff Changes to 1974||Length of Service|
White was appointed as England's first-ever coach in 1969. According to former Northampton player Bob Taylor, "Don was chosen because he was the most forward-thinking coach in England".1 His first match in charge was an 11-8 victory over South Africa at Twickenham in 1969. Of the eleven games England played with White in charge they won three, and drew one and lost seven. He resigned as England coach in 1971, and joined Northampton's committee. He was appointed the club's honorary president for their centenary season of 1979/1980. He continued to serve on the club's committee until he was ousted in 1988.
1, Stephens, Paul (2007-06-07). "Don White". The Guardian. http://sport.guardian.co.uk/rugbyunion/story/0,,2097134,00.html. Retrieved 2007-06-16.
The following obituary is from the Times, May 1 2007, page 61. (The obituary has been reorganised from 6 columns into 3)>