Jim White speaks at teachers college graduation ceremony

Jim White. Courtesy of the San Joaquin County Office of Education

The Teachers College of San Joaquin County held their graduation ceremony this past Sunday at the Bob Hope Theatre in downtown Stockton.

More than 100 graduates either completed programs in master’s degrees or teaching credentials, which for a state like California that is so short on educators, that’s a welcoming sign.

Graduates and their families and friends were able to listen to a commencement speech by Jim White, better known as the coach who was the subject of the Disney movie “McFarland USA,” starring Kevin Costner.

Katie Turner, college and community liaison for the TCSJ, said White graduated from Franklin High School in 1959 and is a classmate of college board member Anthony Gutierrez.

White has been recognized as the California CIF Coach of the Year and has been inducted into the California CIF Coach’s Hall of Fame. He’s also been named to the Bob Elias Hall of Fame in Kern County and the Vince Lombardi Hall of Fame.

San Joaquin County Office of Education spokesman Zack Johnson said the ceremony was a good event. Some 900 tickets were handed out.

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