Marissa White
Marissa White
College: Chico State '04
Position: Assistant Coach
Marissa White was named an assistant coach of the Santa Clara women's basketball program in July 2009. She comes to the Mission Campus after three seasons as the Coordinator of Women's Basketball Operations at the University of the Pacfic. She will be responsible for fundraising, marketing and promotions, community service, scouting, recruiting and film exchange.

"I am grateful for the opportunity that Coach Mountain has given me to be a part of the Bronco women's basketball family," said White. "I am very excited about the challenges that lay ahead and I am looking forward to a great future for Santa Clara women's basketball!"

While at Pacific, White's duties include coordinating the team's film exchanges, maintaining a recruiting database, purchasing equipment and assisting with game operations. Additionally, White was responsible for helping to prepare the team for practice and for workouts.

Before Pacific, White spent two seasons playing for head coach Lynne Roberts at Chico State from 2002-04. During her two years at Chico State, White established herself as one of the top scorers in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), earning first team all-conference honors as both a junior and senior and All-West Region honors in her final season. During her junior campaign as a Wildcat, Marissa set a new single season school scoring record as she averaged an impressive 18.9 points per game. Additionally, White topped the record books again as she posted 84 three-pointers for the season. White graduated in 2004 with a degree in psychology.

After leaving Chico State, White took her talent overseas for the 2005 season as she played for Hop BBK of the Eliteserien - Kvinner League in Norway. White obtained her master's degree in sport sciences at Pacific in 2009.