The Plano Senior High School Wildcats have found a new leader of the pack.

During a Feb. 7 PISD board meeting, Plano Senior High Principal Jeff Banner announced Cody White as the new athletic coordinator and head football coach of Plano Senior High.

“After a long and thorough search accompanied by a very competitive interview process, I’m thrilled and excited to announce our new head coach and athletic director for Plano Senior High Wildcats,” Banner said.

Banner said White brings an impressive résumé to Plano Senior High, including 28 years of coaching experience across 4A and 5A schools. Before he and his family moved to Plano, White served as the athletic director and head football coach at Brentwood Academy, where he was a three-time recipient of Tennessee’s Football Coach of the Year.

“Anybody who knows anything about high school football knows that Brentwood Academy is one of the most prestigious programs in the entire country,” board President David Stolle said at the meeting. “They produce a lot of victories and a lot of good football players.”

According to a media release, White led Brentwood to 39 team state championships and has an overall record of 138-49.

“I am beyond humbled to have the opportunity to lead the football program at Plano Senior High,” White said in the release. “The tradition, administrative support and upward trajectory of the school makes this an incredibly exciting position. I look forward to being able to serve the student athletes, coaches, teachers and the community in this role. Go Wildcats!"

Prior to Brentwood, White spent seven years at Denison ISD as the athletic director and head football coach. Before that, he served as the offensive coordinator for Odessa Permian High School and spent time with Highland Park High School as the quarterback coach. He holds a Bachelor of Science in education and played collegiate football at Southwest Texas State University.

“Plano ISD is excited to welcome Coach White and his family to Wildcat Nation,” PISD Athletic Director Jeff Smith said in the release. “Coach White has been a very successful football coach and athletic director throughout his career, and we look forward to the positive impact he will have with all of our athletic programs.”

In its last five seasons, the Plano Senior High Wildcats football team compiled an overall record of 17-31.

“We’re really happy that you’re here,” Stolle told White at the meeting. “No pressure, of course.”