July 11, 2011

Price named men's basketball assistant coach

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Ursinus College head men's basketball coach Kevin Small has announced the hiring of Pat Price as an assistant coach. Price replaces Mike McGarvey, who left the program in June to take an assistant position at Colgate University.

"We are delighted to have someone as talented as Pat on our staff," Small said. "His extensive basketball experience will continue to help our program."

Price has a very strong basketball pedigree, recently serving as head coach of the Neptune Basketball Club in Cork, Ireland. The team advanced to the 2011 SuperLeague Championship game. Before coaching Neptune, he led Cork's UCC Demons to four National Cup titles and an Irish SuperLeague crown.

In addition to coaching those two teams, he was an assistant coach with the Irish National Team and spent nine years as assistant athletic director at University College Cork. He also served as director of the Irish Basketball Academy.

Before heading overseas, he also coached at Connecticut College and Kean University, while also serving as an assistant director with The Hoop Group.

He began his coaching career at Carbondale High School outside of Scranton, where he was an assistant coach on the 1993 PIAA Class AA Championship team that defeated George Jr. Republic High School 65-63.

A cum laude graduate of Marywood University, he is married to his wife Michelle and has two children, seven-year-old daughter Arianna and two-year-old son Callum.