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Tyree Price Named USC Assistant Track & Field Coach For Jumps And Multi-Events

Jul 22, 2021

Veteran jumps coach and 2020 USTFCCCA South Region Women's Indoor Assistant Coach of the Year Tyree Price has been named the Trojans' assistant coach for jumps and multi-events, it was announced by USC Director of Track & Field Quincy Watts today (July 22).

Price spent the 2021 season at Columbia as an assistant focused primarily on jumps.  Columbia and the Ivy League did not compete in track and field during the season due to COVID-19. 

Prior to that, he spent the previous seven seasons at Bethune-Cookman where he served as the jumps coach.  During his time at Bethune-Cookman his men's jumpers posted the top six high jump marks in school history, the top seven long jumps and top seven triple jumps.  Also, during that time, the women jumpers had the five top high jumps in school history, seven of the top eight long jumps and the top five triple jump marks in program history.

During the 2019-20 school year, Price was named USTFCCCA Women's South Region Assistant Coach of the Year, the first non-ACC or SEC coach to earn the honor. He guided Monae' Nichols to PRs in the long jump at 21-1.50 (6.44m) and triple jump at 42-0.50 (12.81m), earning second-team All-America honors.  He also guided his athletes to score 42 of the team's 82 points at the MEAC Championships.  Nichols won conference titles in the long and triple jumps and was named Co-Field Athlete of the Meet.  He also led Thea Shaw to a MEAC title in the pentathlon.

Prior to Bethune-Cookman, Price spent six seasons as the head  track and field and cross country coach at South Carolina State.  At SCSU he coached 51 NCAA Regional qualifiers, 2 NCAA Indoor qualifiers, 5 NCAA All-Americans, 8 NCAA Outdoor Qualifiers, 4 USA Junior National qualifiers, over 125 MEAC All-Conference athletes, over 70 MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team honorees, 30 MEAC Champions, two MEAC record holders, 41 SCSU school record holders, 11 B-CU school record holders, and one IAAF World Juniors (Team USA) performer.
Price joined the SCSU staff after serving four seasons as the head men's cross country/track & field coach, and three seasons as the head women's cross country/track & field coach at Fort Valley State University. At FVSU, he produced 37 NCAA Division II National qualifiers (2004-07), 23 NCAA Division II All-Americans, 5 NCAA Division II Individual National Champions, 27 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Champions, 139 All-SIAC Conference athletes, the 2005 USTFCCCA South Region Track Athlete of the Year, the 2006 USTFCCCA South Region Track Athlete of the Year and the 2006 USTFCCCA South Region Field Athlete of the Year.

Before his stint at Fort Valley, Price served three seasons as the assistant head coach at Morris Brown College in Atlanta. He also severed as an assistant with "In the Black Track Club", which produced the 14th ranked 4x400m relay in the world, as well as the sixth place finisher in the triple jump in the 2001 USA Indoor Championships.

Price was a member of the SC State University track & field team for four years (1995-98), and also was a member of the SC State University football team (1995). Price received his Bachelor's Degree in Biology/Pre-Med from South Carolina State in 1998. In addition to his degree from SC State, the Summerville, S.C. native has a Master's of Science Degree in Sport Management/Sport Administration from Southern New Hampshire University in 2015, he also received his Certification in Strength and Conditioning (NCACE) in 2018, and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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