Tic Price

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Tic Price
Sport(s)Basketball
Current position
TitleAssistant coach
TeamLamar
Biographical details
Born(1955-11-29) November 29, 1955 (age 58)
Danville, Virginia
Playing career
1974–1976

1976–1979
VCU
Virginia Tech
Position(s)Small forward
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1980–1984
1984–1989
1989–1991
1991–1993
1993–1994
1994–1997
1997–1999
2000–2001
2001–2006
2007–2008
2008–present
Roanoke (asst.)
Chattanooga (asst.)
Virginia Tech (asst.)
Old Dominion (asst.)
Auburn (asst.)
New Orleans
Memphis
McNeese State (asst.)
McNeese State
North Texas (asst.)
Lamar (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall167–122 (.557)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Sun Belt Conference Tournament Championship (1996)
Sun Belt Conference Regular Season Championship (1996, 1997)
C–USA National Division Regular Season Championship (1998)
Southland Conference Tournament Championship (2002)
Southland Conference Regular Season Championship (2002)
Awards
Sun Belt Conference (1997)
Southland Conference Coach of the Year (2002)
Louisiana Sports Writers Association Coach of the Year (1996, 1997,2002)
NABC District 8 Coach of the Year (1995, 1996, 1997, 2002)
 
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Tic Price
Sport(s)Basketball
Current position
TitleAssistant coach
TeamLamar
Biographical details
Born(1955-11-29) November 29, 1955 (age 58)
Danville, Virginia
Playing career
1974–1976

1976–1979
VCU
Virginia Tech
Position(s)Small forward
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1980–1984
1984–1989
1989–1991
1991–1993
1993–1994
1994–1997
1997–1999
2000–2001
2001–2006
2007–2008
2008–present
Roanoke (asst.)
Chattanooga (asst.)
Virginia Tech (asst.)
Old Dominion (asst.)
Auburn (asst.)
New Orleans
Memphis
McNeese State (asst.)
McNeese State
North Texas (asst.)
Lamar (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall167–122 (.557)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Sun Belt Conference Tournament Championship (1996)
Sun Belt Conference Regular Season Championship (1996, 1997)
C–USA National Division Regular Season Championship (1998)
Southland Conference Tournament Championship (2002)
Southland Conference Regular Season Championship (2002)
Awards
Sun Belt Conference (1997)
Southland Conference Coach of the Year (2002)
Louisiana Sports Writers Association Coach of the Year (1996, 1997,2002)
NABC District 8 Coach of the Year (1995, 1996, 1997, 2002)

Tic Price (born (1955-11-29)November 29, 1955) is an American college basketball coach. He currently serves as an assistant at Lamar University[1] under Steve Roccaforte. From 2002 to 2007, he served as head coach at McNeese State University. Prior to that, he served as head coach of the University of Memphis and the University of New Orleans.

Coaching career[edit]

University of New Orleans[edit]

Price went to New Orleans as an assistant coach under Tommy Joe Eagles in 1994, but was named head coach after Eagles' unexpected death in July 1994. After an unforgettable first year at the helm, Price led the Privateers to a mark of 21–9 in 1995-96, claiming the Sun Belt Conference championship with a 57–56 victory over Arkansas–Little Rock and received a bid to the NCAA East Regional in Richmond, Virginia, where the team lost to North Carolina. In 1996–97, the Privateers posted a record of 22–7 and participated in postseason competition in the NIT. Price led the University of New Orleans to a 63–27 record, two Sun Belt Conference championships, an NCAA bid and a 1997 NIT appearance. Also at UNO, Price became the first coach to win 20 or more games in three consecutive seasons at New Orleans, while setting the Sun Belt Conference career record for winning percentage in league games (.759) and collecting a record 22 consecutive conference home wins.

University of Memphis[edit]

Price became the University of Memphis's 14th head coach on March 27, 1997. In his first year at the helm, Price and the Tigers exceeded all expectations by going 17–12, winning the National Division of C–USA and advancing to the NIT. In his second season, a young but talented Tiger team posted a 13–15 record. He was forced to resign days before the start of what would have been his third season because of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a co-ed.[1]

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