Jeff Price made his return as Lynn University’s men’s basketball head coach on April 1, 2013 and in only two short years, he transformed a sub-.500 team into an NCAA Sweet 16 squad. Price was the inaugural head coach for the men’s basketball program from 1993-99 where he led the Fighting Knights to the postseason in all six seasons as well as the first NCAA Final Four appearance in program history.
Price holds a 386-253 career record in 22 years as a head coach, with 190 of those wins coming from his time at Lynn. He has accumulated 12 postseason appearances, eight of them as a head coach, been named the NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year and led seven 20-win seasons.
After guiding the Blue and White to three consecutive NCAA Division II Tournament appearances, Price departed to take the top position at Division I Georgia Southern University where he averaged 16.5 wins per season with the Eagles over a 10-year tenure. He was named SoCon Coach of the Year in his first season at GSU and coached the Eagles to three SoCon South Division Championships and an NIT appearance in the 2005-06 season.
Coach Price took the reins at West Virginia Wesleyan University for the 2010-11 season where he guided the Bobcats to a 19-11 record and trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament. It was just the second tournament appearance for West Virginia and marked the second-largest turnaround in the nation as WVW had gone 8-21 the previous season and were 38-105 the previous five.
Returning to Lynn is the second homecoming for Price in his career. He comes to Boca Raton after his second go-around with the University of South Alabama. Price was named interim head coach 10 games into the 2012 season for the Jaguars after spending a year as the Associate Head Coach. He had previously served as an assistant and recruiting coordinator at USA from 1989-93, winning a Sun Belt Conference championship and earning a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Before joining the staff at South Alabama, Price spent a year as a college scout for the Los Angeles Clippers.