Tic Price

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Tic Price
Sport(s)Basketball
Current position
TitleHead 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
2008–2011
2014–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.)
Lamar
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
TitleHead 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
2008–2011
2014–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.)
Lamar
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 the head coach at Lamar University. 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 Postseason NIT. With a very talented core returning for 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.[1]

McNeese State University[edit]

During the 2001-02 season, Price took over the McNeese State program and guided the Cowboys to a Southland Conference title, and a berth in the NCAA Championships. Price went 74-68 in his five seasons in Lake Charles. His best season was his first one, a 21-9 Southland Conference championship season in 2001 that produced the Cowboys' second appearance in the NCAA tournament. His first two teams won a record 27 straight home games at Burton Coliseum. Price's 2002-03 squad posted a first round upset victory in the Southland Conference tourney and carried eventual champion Sam Houston State down to the wire in a semifinal matchup and the 2004-05 team won six games in a row down the stretch to make the post season tournament.

Lamar University[edit]

Price was named head coach of Lamar University on March 18, 2014.

Head Coaching Record[edit]

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
New Orleans Privateers (Sun Belt Conference) (1994–1997)
1994–95New Orleans20-1113-52nd
1995–96New Orleans21-914-41stNCAA First Round
1996–97New Orleans22-714-41stNIT First Round
New Orleans:63-27 (.700)41-13 (.759)
Memphis Tigers (Conference USA) (1997–1999)
1997–98Memphis17-1212-41stNIT Second Round
1998–99Memphis13-156-104th
Memphis:30-27 (.526)18-14 (.563)
McNeese State Cowboys (Southland Conference) (2001–2006)
2001–02McNeese State21-917-31stNCAA First Round
2002–03McNeese State15-1410-105th
2003–04McNeese State11-167-99th
2004–05McNeese State13-148-86th
2005–06McNeese State14-149-74th
McNeese State:74-68 (.521)41-37 (.526)
Lamar Cardinals (Southland Conference) (2014–present)
2014Lamar1-41-4
2014–15Lamar
Lamar:1-4 (.200)1-4 (.200)
Total:168-126 (.578)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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