West Side News


White steps down as Westland coach


Steve White has resigned as football coach at Westland High School.

He submitted his letter of resignation and informed the players of his decision Nov. 22.

White was coach for three seasons, compiling a 3-27 overall record and 0-21 mark in the OCC-Central Division.

He was an assistant under Brian Smith in 2010.

“It was a very tough decision,” White said. “The relationships that you build with the kids, those things will last a lifetime. I will always be their coach, they will always be my players until we’re done. Until 10 years from now, 20 years from now and 30, 40 years from now. Relationships that you build are that strong.”

This season, Westland finished 1-9 overall and 0-7 in the league, with the win coming against Columbus East 28-12 in week two.

Westland has lost 41 consecutive league games, with the last win coming against Hilliard Darby 46-29 in 2006 – the last season the team had a winning record (7-4) and qualified for the postseason.

“Steve White is a nice guy,” athletics director Greg Burke said. “Steve White knows football. For whatever reason, it just never clicked. You have to change course. We’re here to create something for kids.”