Football Coaching Staff
Kenny Wilhite
Director of High School Relations
Coach Info:
Position: Director of High School Relations
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
Alma Mater: Nebraska
Phone: 402-472-3116

Kenny Wilhite is in his sixth season overall on the Nebraska football staff in 2019 and his fourth season as the Huskers' director of high school relations, a position he was promoted to in February of 2016.

A former Husker Blackshirt, Wilhite originally joined the Nebraska football staff as a regional recruiting assistant in the spring of 2014. He was elevated to assistant director of player personnel before being promoted to associate director of player personnel in March of 2015. Wilhite was promoted to his current position in February of 2016. 

Wilhite oversees the administration of the Huskers' walk-on program and serves as the primary contact for high school football coaches. Wilhite also serves as the initial point of contact with the Nebraska program for professional teams and helps coordinate the Huskers' annual pro day workouts.

Wilhite came to Nebraska after spending six seasons coaching defensive backs at Southeast Missouri State under former Nebraska player and coach Tony Samuel. A native of St. Louis, Mo., Wilhite previously gained coaching experience at New Mexico State, Dodge City Community College, Emporia State, Kentucky State and Central Arkansas.

A standout defensive back for the Huskers under Coach Tom Osborne, Wilhite earned All-Big Eight honors in 1991 after leading the team with six interceptions. Wilhite finished his Husker career with nine interceptions and played professionally for four seasons in the Canadian Football League. Wilhite was a CFL all-star in 1996, when he finished third behind Doug Flutie in voting for the league’s player-of-the-year award.

Wilhite earned his bachelor’s degree in human development from Nebraska in 1992.