Denison head men’s basketball coach Chris Sullivan has announced the hiring of DeVon Price as the next assistant men’s basketball coach for the Big Red for the 2020-21 season.
“We are really excited to have DeVon join our staff,” said Sullivan. “He’s a focused and mature young man with a growth mindset and a passion for mentoring student-athletes both on and off the court. DeVon will be a great addition to our program, our athletic department, and the Denison community at large.”
Price comes to Granville after spending the last two seasons as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Bluffton University in Bluffton, Ohio. In his two seasons at Bluffton, Price assisted the Beavers to an overall record of 33-20, including an 18-9 mark during the 2018-19 campaign, which equaled the school record for the most victories in a season. Price’s primary responsibilities while on staff at Bluffton were recruiting, player development, strength and conditioning, film breakdown/scouting upcoming opponents, monitoring academics, and day-to-day operations. Price also helped three different players obtain All-Heartland Conference honors over his two seasons at Bluffton, including the HCAC’s first-ever Defensive Player of the Year in Dezman Brown.
Prior to his time at Bluffton, Price was a two-year starter at the University of Rio Grande and was named a captain his senior year after spending his first two years at Saint Joseph’s College of Indiana. Price led the Redstorm in both assists and steals as a junior and senior and also earned the Champions of Character award for the River States Conference as a senior. He was a two-time NABC Honors Court Academic Award and River States Conference Scholar-Athlete recipient.
Price has also volunteered his coaching expertise at many basketball camps across the country, including those hosted by Denison, Rio Grande, Marietta College, University of Tennessee-Martin, University of Dayton, and the Caris LeVert Basketball Academy.
A native of Pickerington, Ohio, Price graduated cum laude from Rio Grande in 2018 with a 3.51 grade-point average and his bachelor’s degree in communication. He also recently obtained his master’s degree in business administration from Bluffton University where he sported a 3.6 GPA.
Ending the season at 11-16 overall and 7-11 in conference play, the Big Red closed out the season with six wins in their last 10 games, including a trip to the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinals for the fourth time in five years.