Dave White could be called one of the greatest high school lacrosse coaches of all time. He ran the lacrosse program at Salmon River Central School, located in Fort Covington, NY. near Akwesasne Territory, for 33 years. He was presented the Gerald J. Carroll Jr. Exemplary Coaching Award for his efforts.
White left Akwesasne to attend Mount Herman Prep School from 1966-1970 as a student-athlete. His lacrosse prowess and academic record culminated in a scholarship to the Ivy League’s Brown University. He continued to excel in Lacrosse and played in the 1975 North-South Game where he scored the winning goal in overtime in a 25-24 thriller.
White would be chosen as a member of the North American Native Warriors Can-Am team that played in the 1980 Nations Cup – the first world box lacrosse championship.