Steve Whitley – A Power Couple in Country Music
Steven Whitley is a New Hampshire attorney specializing in municipal representation on various matters such as land use and governance issues. Additionally, he regularly represents these clients before state courts and administrative agencies.
He scored his career-high 27 points against Hampton on March 1, 2018, adding five rebounds, four assists and two steals in that game.
Early Life and Education
Steve Whitley has been active in the Educational Technology field for more than three decades, creating and manufacturing STEM products sold worldwide that have won BETT, ERA, and World Didac awards. Additionally, he is an experienced presenter on international trade matters as part of BESA Export Masterclass training team.
He advises New Hampshire municipalities, townships and village districts on an array of municipal legal matters related to land use, annual town meetings, town governance issues, the Right to Know Law and public finances. He regularly appears before state district, superior and supreme courts and administrative agencies as a resource.
Whitley is the proud parent of two daughters, Kelly and Christy. Additionally, he has four grandchildren; Eli Nava, Hannahlin Nava, Jalie Horton and Lila Hernandez.
Steve Whitley was an attorney who provided legal guidance and counsel for municipalities such as cities, towns, village districts, counties and school districts on municipal and land use issues as well as various public and private real estate development projects and financial matters.
His descendants have taken up racing as well, including sister Anita who races Top Alcohol Dragster; brother-in-law Dave Reed has excelled at Pro Mod; and niece Jessica who has emerged as a rising star in Jr. Dragster racing.
Whitley brought with him an outstanding coaching resume and developed an exceptional defense-heavy group in 2021, highlighted by cornerbacks Kindle Vildor and Monquavion Brinson who both earned first team all-conference recognition, as well as Liptrot who tied for first in pass break ups with 122.
Achievement and Honors
Steve is an educational technology veteran with 36 years of experience, dedicated to improving global education through technology. His innovative STEM products have won multiple prestigious awards including BETT, ERA, and World Didac.
Lorrie Morgan, Keith Whitley’s widow, organized an album tribute album honoring him featuring some of country music’s top artists of that era such as Trisha Yearwood and Gary Allan; it became an enormous success titled Keith Whitley: A Tribute.
Whitley led Norfolk State’s Division I program to a 24-win regular-season record in his inaugural coaching season at Norfolk State, earning third-team All-MEAC recognition both redshirt junior and redshirt senior seasons by averaging 10.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, and team-leading 3.2 assists per game as a redshirt junior and redshirt senior player respectively.
Steve and Rebecca live in Hobbs, NM where he serves Grace Lutheran Church LCMS in Hobbs as elder, president of congregation, adult Bible study teacher and choir director. Additionally he serves on Southwest Symphony board and Palmer Drug Abuse Program Fundraising Committee respectively as well as enjoying RVing with family, reading books and raising chickens as hobbies.
Hodges was born February 21st 1996 in Norfolk Virginia to Sevie and Allen Hodges who both attended Norfolk State University. He attended his parent’s alma mater as an undergraduate.
He holds both certifications as a Certified Financial Planner(r) professional and Accredited Wealth Management Advisor SM, currently providing client wealth management for Creative Planning as a Private Wealth Manager. In his free time he enjoys mountain biking with his wife and son as well as listening to live music concerts, cooking meals for family and relaxing around their firepit with friends.
At the time of his death, Lorrie Morgan and Steve was worth $2 Million each and together were considered power couple in country music.
Jesse Keith Whitley was their only child together and also had two brothers, Randy and Dwight, as well as one sister named Mary.
He enjoyed RVing with his family, reading, and gardening. Additionally, he was actively involved with his church and community, serving on boards like Southwest Symphony’s board of directors and Palmer Drug Abuse Program fundraising committee as well as teaching adult Bible study classes. For 36 years he worked in EdTech sector gaining expertise across globe while still finding time to be a proud father, husband, grandfather – someone we will all miss dearly.