Alfred White, a member of First UMC Coppell and the North Texas Conference’s Core Leadership Team, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.
White went into the Hall of Fame under the category of Pioneer Award Recipients — Honoring Minority Firsts during the group’s meeting in June in Dallas.
He was recognized as the first African-American to be a commissioner of the Southern Conference and of an NCAA Division I conference that was not historically black.
White joined the Conference USA staff in July 2004 as an associate commissioner and has more than 20 years of experience in intercollegiate and professional athletics administration, holding positions as the commissioner of the Southern Conference (1998-2001) and president of the National Basketball Association Development League’s Asheville Altitude (2001-04).
He also served 15 years on staff at the NCAA in communications, promotions and corporate marketing. He was named the NCAA director of corporate marketing in 1997.