By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor
Westwood native Carolyn "C" White was recently named the new head coach for Bentley University's women's basketball team.
A 1997 graduate of Westwood High School, White emerged as a standout guard and led the Wolverines to four undefeated regular seasons from 1993-1996. White was inducted into the Westwood High School Hall of Fame in 2008.
Following high school, White attended Bentley University, where she became a member of the 1,000-point club (1,056). As a junior, White led Bentley to a 27-4 record before leading the team to a 31-3 mark as a senior. White was named second-team All-Conference and team MVP as a junior, and helped the Falcons to back-to-back NE10 regular season and tournament championships in 2000 and 2001. During her four years of playing at Bentley, the Falcons lost just nine games.
Following her graduation with a degree in marketing in 2001, White spent nearly two full decades as an assistant for Bentley to go along with one season as an assistant at Harvard. During that time, White has helped Bentley post a 438-136 record (.763) and helped the school to the 2014 NCAA Division II national championship. Also within that 18-year stretch were four trips to the Elite Eight, 15 NCAA tournament berths, seven Northeast-10 regular season titles and seven Northeast-10 tournament championships.
For the last four seasons, White has served as the team's associate head coach alongside legend Barbara Stevens. In May 2019, White was a charter inductee into the A STEP UP Assistant Coaches Hall of Fame. She was the first Division II women's assistant to receive the honor. With Stevens recently retiring, White was named the team's new head coach on June 24. Bentley University released the news in a press release.
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