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Mike Price named interim head football coach

Photo courtesy of AL.com
Photo courtesy of AL.com

One day after Sean Kugler announced his resignation with the program, UTEP Athletic Director Bob Stull named Mike Price interim head coach for the football team.

“I’ve asked Mike if he could help us in this situation,” Stull said in a press release. “He has thankfully agreed. We’ve lost two coaches, and while we have two fine coordinators who are capable of doing the job, I just felt like it was important to bring in somebody with head coaching experience that is familiar with El Paso and our program.”

Price has not coached since 2012, nor been around the program. He frequently attended games for different UTEP athletics and resides in El Paso.

“I was surprised and flattered by Bob’s call and appreciate the opportunity to help this program one more time,” Price said in a statement. “I am not interviewing for the future job, and I’m not going to be the future head coach. I’m going to manage the program and provide leadership for the rest of the year.”

Price will conduct the team’s first practice with the team on Wednesday morning and will meet with the team tomorrow afternoon.

He was head coach at UTEP from 2004-12 and took the Miners to three bowl games—2004, 2005 and 2010. He’s 177-183 all-time as a head coach.

He was named National Coach of the Year in 1997 as he coached an illustrious career with Washington State. He also coached at Weber State from 1981-88.

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Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor
Adrian Broaddus is the sports editor for The Prospector. He is a junior multimedia journalism major with a minor in political science.   Adrian was born and raised in El Paso, TX, and is a graduate of Franklin high school. He entered college in the fall of 2015 in hopes to better his career in journalism.   Along with sports, Adrian enjoys writing music reviews, perspective columns and news stories on politics.   Although he is pursuing his degree in journalism, Adrian would like to go to law school and be an attorney while doing part-time work in journalism.  
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