Coach Michael Ludlow is an East Texas native and a graduate of Beckville High School. He
received his bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin, where he also ran track. While at SFA,
he met his wife, Jennifer. They have been married for 16 years and have 3 children. Jaxsen is
15 (9th Grade), Tucker is 13 (7th Grade), and Kyndal is 10. Jaxsen was a 2nd Team 11-4A All
District QB as a Freshman this past season and also plays baseball and runs track. Tucker plays
football, basketball, baseball, and plays the trumpet in the band. Kyndal is an elite track gymnast. Michael’s wife has a Composite Science certification and has most recently taught Honors Chemistry. She was also a coach until their third child. Prior to stepping away from coaching she served as a Head Girls Track Coach and assisted in Volleyball and Basketball.
Coach Ludlow will be coming to White Oak from Robinson, where he served as the Head Football Coach. He has 17 years in the education profession that, prior to Robinson, most recently included North Forney, Texas High, and Marshall as the Offensive Coordinator.
Coach Ludlow comes highly recommended from area coaches including former White Oak
football coach and current Texas High football coach and A/D Gerry Stanford, as well as Carthage head football coach and A/D Scott Surratt. According to Coach Suratt, “ Coach Ludlow is a great leader and role model for all age kids as well as a person of high moral character. It is without reservation that I give my highest recommendation for Coach Ludlow. Mike is someone that will make any organization that he is involved with better immediately.”
White Oak ISD Board of Trustees President, Dr. David Ummel on behalf of all trustees said, “We
are excited about adding Coach Ludlow to the Roughneck family. Coach brings an energy and
expertise to his assignment that will effectively serve the students in our district. We look forward to him beginning his tenure and offer him our full support.”
Coach Ludlow is scheduled to begin work at White Oak ISD on March 1st.