Belmont University men’s basketball assistant coach Mark Price has accepted the head coaching position at Baylor School in Chattanooga, the school announced Tuesday.
Price spent the past seven seasons as a member of head coach Rick Byrd’s coaching staff.
Over that span, the Bruins went 168-64, won six consecutive conference championships – including NCAA Tournament Appearances in 2012, 2013 & 2015 – earned national Top 25 poll votes six out of seven seasons, earned victories over North Carolina, Marquette, Stanford, Georgia, Vanderbilt and nationally-ranked Murray State, posted the nation’s longest home court win streak and road win streak, and reached the quarterfinal round of the Postseason NIT.
“My time at Belmont has given my family and I so many irreplaceable memories and relationships,” Price said. “This is truly, a special place. I am forever grateful to Coach Byrd, along with our staff and players, to have been a part of this program for the past seven years.”
Belmont has led the nation in 2-point field goal percentage five of the last six seasons, and the Bruins went an astounding 81-17 in OVC games, including 47-2 at home.
During Price’s time, Ian Clark, J.J. Mann and Evan Bradds all earned OVC Player of the Year, Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Year and NCAA All-America honors.
Serving with Jordan Holm as a campus leader for university ministries, Price led groups of Bruin student-athletes on mission trips to Kenya, Haiti and South Dakota.