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Jeff Porter Retires after leading White House program the last 32 years

Jeff Porter Retires after leading White House program the last 32 years

Jeff Porter called it a career Monday afternoon.

The longtime coach who has spent the last 36 years at White House including the 32 as the head coach of the Blue Devil program is retiring.

“It has been my honor to be the head coach at my school as I am the luckiest man, to be able to stay at one place for 36 years and 32 as head coach is a blessing,” Porter said.

“My family and I thank my school and community for allowing us to be on this journey with them and I look forward to supporting our administration in their vision for our school thank my Lord and Savior for what he has allowed and we look forward to what The Lord has in store for us next.”

Porter was inducted into the Tennessee Football Coaches Association (TnFCA) Hall of Fame in 2016 and retires with a 269-126 overall record and led White House to their only football state title in 1997 as the Blue Devils won the Class 3A state title.

Porter was the longest tenured 4A coach heading in the 2019 season, now that distinction will belong with John Olive who has been at Tullahoma for 26 years.

Under Porter, the Blue Devil program was a playoff regular as they made 28 appearances which produced 48 playoff wins.

The Blue Devils also had three undefeated regular seasons (1997, 2004 and 2017) and nine seasons of 10 wins or more (1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2013 and 2017).

White House made the semifinals six times (1990, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2004 and 2008) and 17 trips to the Quarterfinals as well (1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014).

White House missed the 4A playoffs in 2018 but finished the season with a 6-4 record.

There are currently 20 programs looking for a head coach they are: Antioch, Bartlett, Bledsoe County, Boyd Buchanan, Brighton, Cumberland County, East Hickman, Fayetteville, Gallatin, Hillcrest, Hunters Lane, Lipscomb Academy, Melrose, Northpoint Christian, Smith County, Stewarts Creek, Tellico Plains, Walker Valley, White House and Westview

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