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Tic Price
Tic Price

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
First Season

Tic Price was named interim head coach of the Lamar men's basketball team Feb. 16, 2014. Ten days after the conclusion of the 2013-14 season the interim tag was removed from his title and Price became the full time head coach of the Cardinals. A former NCAA Division I head coach with 32 years coaching experience, including three as an assistant at Lamar, Price becomes the 11th head coach of a Lamar program that has won only seven games in the past two seasons. Among his 32 seasons working at the collegiate level, Price has helped coach 12 different squads to the NCAA or NIT as either an assistant or head coach.

His head coaching career began in 1994 at the University of New Orleans, and includes stints at Memphis and McNeese State. During his time at UNO, the Privateers won 20 games each season, and advanced to the 1996 NCAA Championships and the 1997 NIT.

Price set the Sun Belt Conference career record for winning percentage in conference games, while his teams set new league records for three-pointers in consecutive seasons. UNO's teams were also known for their strong defense, leading the SBC in field goal percent defense all three seasons.

Following his time in New Orleans, Price was hired as the head coach at Memphis where he spent two seasons as the Tigers head coach. Price posted a 30-27 (.526) record at Memphis, leading the team to the second round of the 1998 NIT.

Price has a full understanding of the Southland, after spending six seasons, including five as head coach, at McNeese State. He was named associate head coach prior to the 2000-01 season where he helped the Cowboys produce the nation's largest turnaround going 22-9 (.710), winning a conference title and advancing to the NIT. The following season, Price was named head coach where he led the Cowboys to a 20-win season, an SLC regular-season title and a berth in the 2002 NCAA Championships. The Cowboys won 74 games during Price's five seasons in Lake Charles, La.

During his time as head coach, Price has won 10 different coaching honors including Southland Conference Coach of the Year, Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year, Louisiana Sports Writers Association Collegiate Coach of the Year and NABC District 8 Coach of the Year.

Additionally, he has mentored more than a dozen players who went on to successful professional careers with both the NBA and USA Basketball, including Earl Barron, Chauncey Billups, Keith Brooks, Earl Boykin, Bimbo Coles, Austin Croshere, Andre Miller, Brad Miller, Brevin Knight, Welsey Person, Paul Pierce and Gerald Wilkins.

Price's coaching career began in 1980 as an assistant at Roanoke College. Following his four seasons at Roanoke, Price took an assistant position at Tennessee-Chattanooga before taking a similar position at Virginia Tech. Price has also made coaching stops at Old Dominion and Auburn.

A native of Danville, Va., Price played collegiately at Virginia Commonwealth and Virginia Tech. He received his bachelor's degree in education from Virginia Tech in 1979. He is married to the former Jamie Lynn Simms, and the couple has two children - son, Ryan, who played for his father at McNeese State and is currently an assistant coach at Prairie View A&M, and daughter, Chanel.



Tic Price vs. All Opponents
Team                    Record
Alabama		           0-1
Alabama-Birmingham	   2-2
Arizona State		   0-1
Arkansas		   0-2
Arkansas-Little Rock       0-1
Arkansas-Pine Bluff	   1-0
Arkansas State		   8-0
Auburn	   		   0-2
Ball State		   1-0
Bradley			   0-1
Centenary		   1-1
Charlotte                  1-1
Cincinnati                 0-1
DePaul			   0-2
Fresno State		   0-1
Georgetown		   0-1
George Mason		   1-1
Gonzaga		           0-1
Harvard			   1-0
Holy Cross		   1-0
Houston		           2-4
Idaho			   1-0
Jackson State		   3-0
Jacksonville		   6-1
Jarvis Christian	   1-0
Lamar			   10-4
Lewis & Clark		   1-0
Liberty			   2-0
Louisiana-Lafayette	   7-5
Louisiana-Monroe	   7-4
Louisiana Tech		   5-6
Louisiana College	   2-0
Louisville		   1-1
Loyola (NO)		   3-0
LSU			   0-5
Marquette		   2-0
Mary Hardin Baylor	   1-0
Miami (Fla.)               0-2
Middle Tennessee           2-0
Mississippi                1-0
Mississippi State          0-3
Nicholls                   5-1
North Carolina             0-1
North Carolina State       0-1
Northeastern               1-0
Northern Iowa              1-0
Northwestern State         4-6
Oklahoma                   1-0
Oregon State               0-2
Pittsburgh                 0-1
Princeton                  1-0
Purdue                     0-2
Rhode Island               1-0
Richmond                   0-1
Sam Houston State          5-5
Southeastern La.           5-4
Saint Louis                2-0
San Francisco		   2-0
Santa Clara		   0-1
South Alabama		   4-2
South Florida              3-2
Southern Mississippi       5-4
Spring Hill		   3-0
Stephen F. Austin	   5-6
Tennessee		   0-2
Texas			   0-2
Texas-Arlington		   4-7
Texas-Pan American	   5-1
Texas-San Antonio	   4-3
Texas State		   7-2
Texas Wesleyan	           1-0
Tougaloo		   1-0
Tulane			   4-3
UNC Wilmington             1-0
Vanderbilt		   1-1
VCU			   2-1
Villanova		   0-1
Western Kentucky	   3-3
William & Mary		   1-0
William Carey		   1-0
Totals                  167-122
 
	

12/15/2014

Cardinals Post Record-Setting Win

LU offense explodes for 128 points in victorious effort

12/03/2014

Tic Price Radio Show Begins Wednesday Evening

First-year Lamar coach Tic Price will be on KLVI beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday

12/02/2014

Lamar Overcome By Cyclone

LeMon Gregory scores career high 13 points for LU in setback

11/28/2014

Texas Southern Holds Off Lamar

Cardinals unable to pick up second consecutive road win

11/22/2014

Indiana Escapes Tough Challenge from Lamar

Second-half rally comes up short against Big Ten foe

12/20/2014

HIGHLIGHTS: MILLIGAN @ LAMAR

(BEAUMONT, TX) - Highlights from Milligan @ LAMAR MBB.

12/18/2014

#UP2SPEED::PRICE ON MILLIGAN

(BEAUMONT, TX) - TIC PRICE TALKS ABOUT UPCOMING GAME WITH MILLIGAN COLLEGE.

12/15/2014

HIGHLIGHTS: CHAMPION BAPTIST VS LAMAR

12/11/2014

FramedUP: Tic Price

(BEAUMONT TX): Men's Basketball Head Coach Tic Price sat down to discuss the importance of his team getting rest, their finals done, and staying involved in the community.

11/28/2014

HIGHLIGHTS: LAMAR MBB @ TEXAS SOUTHERN

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