Derek White might not be leaving Ben Lippen after all.
White said he had a change of heart and didn’t accept the football coaching position at Savannah Christian. Last week, he announced he was leaving for the position and a press conference was scheduled for Friday but never happened.
On Tuesday, Savannah Christian named Baker Woodward as its next head coach.
White didn’t elaborate on what made him change his mind but is in the process of trying to get his job at Ben Lippen back.
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Ben Lippen athletic director Scott Jones said a decision regarding White’s coaching position will be made at the end of the week and that White is still teaching at the school.
White, a former Greer standout, is 34-14 in his four seasons and is the winningest coach in Ben Lippen history. The Falcons won the 2016 SCISA Class 3A championship with an overtime win over Porter-Gaud.
This season, the Falcons lost in the SCISA 3A semifinals to Laurence Manning.