1978 TV Series – The White Shadow

The White Shadow is an American drama television series starring Ken Howard that ran on the CBS network from November 27, 1978, to March 16, 1981, about a white former professional basketball player who takes a job coaching basketball at an impoverished urban high school with a racially mixed basketball team. Although the lead actor Howard was a blonde Caucasian, the series broke new ground as the first television ensemble drama to feature a mostly African American cast, with African American actors playing the high school principal and vice-principal, the majority of the teenage basketball players, and other supporting roles. The White Shadow also dealt with controversial subject matter such as sexually transmitted disease and gay sexual orientation among high school students.


BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarDan Ferguson
KeyboardsMike Post
KeyboardsIan Underwood
SaxGlen Garrett
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetChuck Findley
PercussionJeff Gerson


Mike Post
Pete Carpenter