Billiards Legend Jack White Dazzles Students


Ross Pyka

Jack White shows students he has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Tyler Windschitl, Staff Writer

Jack White visited Southwest Minnesota State University on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Mr. White, born in New York City in 1931, currently resides in California. White is internationally famous for being a pocket billiards trick shot artist and comedian.

White was first introduced to billiards at the age of eight. His father owned a billiards supply company for over 57 years, which sparked his interest in the game. At the age of eight, White began playing competitively.

White has received many honorary degrees including Doctor of Poolology from Notre Dame in 1970, a Master of Billiard Science from the University of Alabama in 1974, and a Bachelor of Billiards from Utah State University in 1976. He has also received two doctorates in billiards, one from the University of Georgia in 1979 and one from Fort Hayes Kansas State College in 1975.

White has been featured on many television shows such as ESPN and the Late Show. White has also been on the cover of many magazines. He has also made an honorary appearance at the White House and is the only billiards player ever to do so.