UCLA Women's Rowing Names Justin Price Assistant Coach
July 8, 2009
LOS ANGELES - Justin Price has been named an assistant women's rowing coach at UCLA, as announced this week by head coach Amy Fuller Kearney. Price rowed for the UCLA men's team before graduating in 2006 and spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach with the men's program at the University of Notre Dame.
Price served as the freshman/novice coach for the men's rowing program at Notre Dame the past three seasons, working primarily with walk-on athletes. He helped lead the Notre Dame novice crews to their best finishes in program history.
'We are thrilled to have Justin joining our team,' Fuller Kearney said. 'As a former Bruin rower who achieved success in the athletic and academic arenas, he will be a great example to all the women on our team. He has seen amazing results working with the freshmen at Notre Dame the last three seasons. We look forward to watching the UCLA novice women thrive under his guidance.'
During the 2007-08 season at Notre Dame, Price coached two national championship novice crews as his student-athletes won both the novice eight and novice lightweight four at the America Collegiate Rowing Association's (ACRA) National Championship Regatta. Price's crews finished third overall in the team points competition at the 2008 ACRA Regatta.
Price led Notre Dame to similar success in 2008-09. That season, he recruited the largest group of freshman/novice athletes in team history and coached three novice eights throughout the year. Price's novice rowers showcased their depth at the 2009 ACRA Regatta, leading the Fighting Irish to a second place finish in the overall team points competition. The novice lightweight four won the event for the second consecutive year, the first novice eight finished in third place and the second novice eight finished second.
Price spent four years (2003-06) rowing in UCLA's men's program. As a Bruin oarsman, he stroked the novice eight as a freshman and rowed in the varsity eight his final three seasons. In 2006, Price earned the bronze medal rowing in the men's varsity four at the Pac-10 Championships. He received the Coach's Award for his performance and leadership in 2004-05. In addition, Price was a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic Team selection - first team (2005, 2006) and honorable mention (2004).
Price graduated from UCLA in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in political science. He earned his law degree (J.D.) from the University of Notre Dame in 2009.