Coaches

Brad White
Outside Linebackers Coach
College:
Wake Forest
Hometown:
Portsmouth, RI
Experience:
5

Brad White enters his fifth season with the Indianapolis Colts and second as outside linebackers coach. He previously served as the assistant linebackers coach (2014) and the defensive quality control coach (2012-13).

 

Last season, White guided a group that was boosted by the return of Colts all-time sack leader outside linebacker Robert Mathis, who missed the entire 2014 season. Mathis tied for the team-lead with 7.0 sacks despite missing most of the 2015 offseason and the season opener while recovering from a torn Achilles. Outside linebacker Erik Walden ranked fifth on the team with 57 tackles (43 solo) and tied for third with 3.0 sacks. White also coached veteran newcomer outside linebacker Trent Cole, who matched Walden with 3.0 sacks. The Colts defense finished the year with five touchdowns, which tied for the most in a single season in franchise history dating back to 1975 and 1994. White’s unit helped the defense rank sixth in the NFL in interceptions (17) and tie for first in the league with four interceptions returned for a touchdown.

 

In 2014, inside linebackers D’Qwell Jackson (184) and Jerrell Freeman (144) finished first and second on the team in tackles and became the Colts first linebacker pair with 100-plus tackles in the same season since 2011. Jackson earned his first career Pro Bowl nod after leading the team in tackles and posting career highs in sacks (4.0) and fumble recoveries (four). In addition, rookie outside linebacker Jonathan Newsome led the team with 6.5 quarterback takedowns while Walden finished second on the team with a career-high 6.0 sacks on the year.

 

In 2013, White helped coach a defense that ranked fourth in the AFC in points allowed (21.0), tied for fifth in sacks (42.0) and eighth in interceptions (15). Mathis led the NFL in sacks (19.5) and forced fumbles (eight), while Freeman tied for third in the league with six forced fumbles. Cornerback Darius Butler posted a team-leading four interceptions for the second straight year and led all AFC cornerbacks with eight interceptions from 2012-13.

 

In 2012, White assisted a defense that registered 32.0 sacks, 12 interceptions and allowed a 38.1 third down conversion percentage, which ranked eighth in the AFC. The Colts defense returned four interceptions for touchdowns, which was tied for the most in a single season in franchise history. White helped the development of 19 different starters on the defensive side of the ball, including Freeman who joined the team from the Canadian Football League during the offseason and set a franchise record for tackles in a season (203).

 

White joined the Colts after spending two seasons as the inside linebackers coach at the Air Force Academy (2010-11).

 

While at Air Force, White was instrumental in the development of linebackers Jordan Waiwaiole and Brady Amack, who were each first-year starters in 2010. Waiwaiole led the team in tackles with 96 in 2010, while Amack led the team with 136 in 2011.

 

Prior to coaching at the Air Force Academy, White spent the 2009 season as the safeties coach at Murray State University. He started his coaching career at Wake Forest University, where he was a defensive graduate assistant for the 2007-08 seasons.

 

A graduate of Wake Forest, White started at linebacker for the Demon Deacons from 2002-04. He finished his playing career with 227 tackles, 19.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks and eight passes defensed, while starting 34-of-35 games played. White was a three-time Academic All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection and was named to the 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District III team. He graduated from Wake Forest with a bachelor’s degree in analytical finance and a master’s degree in accounting.

 

White and his wife, Kate, have two children, Julia and Lincoln.

 

Coaching Career

2007-2008       Wake Forest               Defensive Graduate Assistant

2009                Murray State               Safeties

2010-2011       Air Force Academy     Inside Linebackers

2012-2013       Indianapolis Colts       Defensive Quality Control

2014                Indianapolis Colts       Assistant Linebackers

2015-16           Indianapolis Colts       Outside Linebackers

Brad White enters his fifth season with the Indianapolis Colts and second as outside linebackers coach. He previously served as the assistant linebackers coach (2014) and the defensive quality control coach (2012-13).

 

Last season, White guided a group that was boosted by the return of Colts all-time sack leader outside linebacker Robert Mathis, who missed the entire 2014 season. Mathis tied for the team-lead with 7.0 sacks despite missing most of the 2015 offseason and the season opener while recovering from a torn Achilles. Outside linebacker Erik Walden ranked fifth on the team with 57 tackles (43 solo) and tied for third with 3.0 sacks. White also coached veteran newcomer outside linebacker Trent Cole, who matched Walden with 3.0 sacks. The Colts defense finished the year with five touchdowns, which tied for the most in a single season in franchise history dating back to 1975 and 1994. White’s unit helped the defense rank sixth in the NFL in interceptions (17) and tie for first in the league with four interceptions returned for a touchdown.

 

In 2014, inside linebackers D’Qwell Jackson (184) and Jerrell Freeman (144) finished first and second on the team in tackles and became the Colts first linebacker pair with 100-plus tackles in the same season since 2011. Jackson earned his first career Pro Bowl nod after leading the team in tackles and posting career highs in sacks (4.0) and fumble recoveries (four). In addition, rookie outside linebacker Jonathan Newsome led the team with 6.5 quarterback takedowns while Walden finished second on the team with a career-high 6.0 sacks on the year.

 

In 2013, White helped coach a defense that ranked fourth in the AFC in points allowed (21.0), tied for fifth in sacks (42.0) and eighth in interceptions (15). Mathis led the NFL in sacks (19.5) and forced fumbles (eight), while Freeman tied for third in the league with six forced fumbles. Cornerback Darius Butler posted a team-leading four interceptions for the second straight year and led all AFC cornerbacks with eight interceptions from 2012-13.

 

In 2012, White assisted a defense that registered 32.0 sacks, 12 interceptions and allowed a 38.1 third down conversion percentage, which ranked eighth in the AFC. The Colts defense returned four interceptions for touchdowns, which was tied for the most in a single season in franchise history. White helped the development of 19 different starters on the defensive side of the ball, including Freeman who joined the team from the Canadian Football League during the offseason and set a franchise record for tackles in a season (203).

 

White joined the Colts after spending two seasons as the inside linebackers coach at the Air Force Academy (2010-11).

 

While at Air Force, White was instrumental in the development of linebackers Jordan Waiwaiole and Brady Amack, who were each first-year starters in 2010. Waiwaiole led the team in tackles with 96 in 2010, while Amack led the team with 136 in 2011.

 

Prior to coaching at the Air Force Academy, White spent the 2009 season as the safeties coach at Murray State University. He started his coaching career at Wake Forest University, where he was a defensive graduate assistant for the 2007-08 seasons.

 

A graduate of Wake Forest, White started at linebacker for the Demon Deacons from 2002-04. He finished his playing career with 227 tackles, 19.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks and eight passes defensed, while starting 34-of-35 games played. White was a three-time Academic All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection and was named to the 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District III team. He graduated from Wake Forest with a bachelor’s degree in analytical finance and a master’s degree in accounting.

 

White and his wife, Kate, have two children, Julia and Lincoln.

 

Coaching Career

2007-2008       Wake Forest               Defensive Graduate Assistant

2009                Murray State               Safeties

2010-2011       Air Force Academy     Inside Linebackers

2012-2013       Indianapolis Colts       Defensive Quality Control

2014                Indianapolis Colts       Assistant Linebackers

2015-16           Indianapolis Colts       Outside Linebackers