Tic Price

Tic Price (born November 29, 1955)

Teams coached: New Orleans Privateers, Memphis Tigers, McNeese State Cowboys, Lamar Cardinals
New Orleans record: 63-27 (.700)
Memphis record: 30-27 (.526)
McNeese State record: 74-68 (.521)
Lamar record: 112-113 (.498)
Overall record: 279-235 (.543)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2014-2021 Lamar
2008-2011 Lamar (asst)
2007-2008 North Texas (asst)
2001-2006 McNeese State
2000-2001 McNeese State (asst)
1997-1999 Memphis
1994-1997 New Orleans
1993-1994 Auburn (asst)
1991-1993 Old Dominion (asst)
1989-1991 Virginia Tech (asst)
1984-1989 Chattanooga (asst)
1980-1984 Roanoke (asst)

Tic Price Facts

  • George Price
  • Born November 29, 1955
  • Hometown: Danville, Virginia
  • Alma Mater: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (BA, 1979)
  • Started his playing career at VCU with Chuck Noe but transferred to and finished at Virginia Tech under head coach Charles Moir
  • Began coaching after graduation, with a number of assistant positions under head coaches Murray Arnold, Mack McCarthy, Frankie Allen, Oliver Purnell and Tommy Joe Eagles
  • Hired as the head coach at New Orleans in 1994, leading the Privateers to two Sun Belt titles and one trip each to the NCAA Tournament and NIT in three seasons
    • Eagles was originally hired by New Orleans in 1994, but passed away from a heart attack before ever coaching a game
  • Left UNO for Memphis in 1997, coaching the Tigers for the next two seasons
  • After one year as an assistant to Ron Everhart, Price spent the next five years as the Cowboys head coach
  • Spent one season on Johnny Jones‘ staff at North Texas; Jones was a former assistant of Price’s
  • Worked as an assistant to Steve Roccaforte at Lamar for three seasons before becoming Associate VP of Student Engagement
    • Made interim head coach with five games left in the 2013-14 season, then hired as permanent head coach in March 2014
    • Fired in March 2021 after compiling a 112-113 record in seven-plus seasons as the Cardinals’ head coach
  • Along with his wife, Jamie, has one son and one daughter

Tic Price Coaching Tree

  • Justin Bailey (Arkansas-Fort Smith)
  • Matt Grahn (Dallas)
  • Johnny Jones (Texas Southern, LSU, North Texas, Memphis)
  • Mac McConnell (East Central, Ranger TX)
  • Jai Steadman (Maine, UTRGV)
  • Joey Stiebing (New Orleans)