Tic Price is a college Basketball coach. He currently serves as an assistant at Lamar University 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.
University of New OrleansEdit
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, Va., 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 MemphisEdit
Price became the University of Memphis' 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. Shortly before his third season as Tigers head coach, he resigned
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