2009 Hall of Fame Inductee - Former Student Athlete
Mike Price is the head football coach at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he’s led the UTEP Miners to the winningest five-year period in the modern era of UTEP football. Under Price's direction UTEP has appeared in a pair of bowl games, earned national top-25 rankings in the month of November twice and had 40 All-Conference selections.
He previously coached at Washington State University from 1989-2002 seasons, leading the Cougars to the Rose Bowl in 2002 and 1997 and the Sun Bowl in 2001. During his 14 years at Washington State, Price coached five players who were selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.
He was named National Coach of the Year in 1997, and was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year for the three times. He also was the head coach at Weber State University from 1981 to 1988.
At Everett Junior College, he played quarterback for the college’s football team in the 1964-65 season. He went on to play at Washington State University (1965-66) and the University of Puget Sound (1967-68), seeing time at quarterback and defensive back. He earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from the Puget Sound in 1969. He added a master's degree in physical education from Washington State in 1970.
Price is the son of legendary Everett Junior College coach Walt Price.
Additional Recognition: (1997) The Herald’s Man of the Year in Sports, Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) Hall of Fame