CCBC Catonsville Men’s Basketball: Head Coach Gregory Retires, White Tapped as Successor

Jul 28, 2015 | by Jacquie Lucy | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.761.2482 (cell)

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Catonsville, MD – The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Athletics has announced the retirement of head men’s basketball coach Randy Gregory and the hiring of Greate White as his successor. Gregory, who announced his retirement on June 4, leaves as one of the most successful CCBC coaches, having collected 204 wins over 16 seasons.

In 2011, Gregory was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), but that did not stop him from performing his coaching duties over the last five seasons.

On January 28, the Cardinals defeated Hagerstown C.C. 79-68 on the road to give Gregory his 200th victory. In addition to his coaching duties at CCBC Catonsville, he has also spent the last three years as the campus’ student-athlete coordinator and assisted with special projects.

Gregory joined the Cardinals coaching staff in 1993 as an assistant coach to then head coach Luke D’Alessio. When D’Alessio accepted the head coach position at Bowie State in 1999, Gregory was promoted to take his place.

“He taught me to form a good work ethic and take ownership,” CCBC Dundalk head men’s basketball coach and former Gregory student-athlete Jaron Taylor said. “I understood that I had to be good in the classroom to see my potential on the court. [He] is one of the main reasons I enjoy coaching today in the Maryland JUCO conference.”

By day, Gregory spent more than 20 years as a special agent for the United States Treasury, traveling the world to investigate major crimes against the U.S. Treasury. Before Gregory joined the coaching ranks, he was a student-athlete for the Cardinals (1988-1989) and played basketball under Mike Mohler.

“Since the time Randy became a part of the program as a student-athlete in 1988, he has continually demonstrated himself to be a first class person and outstanding professional,” said Brian Farrell, CCBC Director of Athletics. “As I am sure his student-athletes feel also, you just don’t replace people like Randy.”

White looks to pick up where CCBC Catonsville legend left off

Gregory’s retirement left a huge void to fill and after a very talented group of candidates were interviewed, White emerged as the best fit to lead the Cardinals into its next era of men’s basketball. He was officially hired on July 20.

White joined the Cardinals coaching staff last season as an assistant under Gregory, rekindling a basketball relationship that dates back to White’s days as a student-athlete at CCBC Dundalk.

As a student-athlete, White helped lead the Lions to the NJCAA National Men’s Basketball Championship in 2000. After graduating from Dundalk, he attended LeMoyne Owen College in Memphis, Tenn. where he continued his basketball career.

Since returning to Baltimore, White has been involved in coaching various teams and sports in the area. In 2006, he became assistant coach for the Charm City Challenge High School All-Star team while continuing as assistant coach of the varsity boy’s basketball team at Walbrook High School in Baltimore.

White accepted the head boy’s basketball coach position at Forest Park High School (Baltimore, Md.) in the 2010-2011 season. He led Forest Park to a regular season championship in 2011 and the city championship in 2012.

“I would like to say thanks to all my supporters…,” said White. “We worked hard and are excited to carry out the head coach duties this year.”

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