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Bob and Shirley White

In the history of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, perhaps no other couple symbolizes school spirit like Bob and Shirley White. Together, they spent nearly 70 years as faculty members at UW Oshkosh.

Bob White came to campus in 1964 and retired in 1993. For most of those years—1965 through 1984—he served as men’s basketball coach. He led the Titans to an appearance at the national tournament – then called the NAIA tournament- during the 1967-68 season.

“I yelled my head off at every game I ever went to. Still do,” said Shirley White, a retired associate professor of physical education, and wife of the longtime UW Oshkosh men’s basketball coach.

Learn more about what being a Titan means to the Whites.

Being a Titan is about more than those in black and yellow on game day. It is about a connection that lives inside of each one of us. If you share a connection to the UW Oshkosh Titans, share your pride! Join us at the next alumni event, come out for a home game, meet or match, tell us on Facebook or use the hashtag #iamatitan on Twitter.