Bob Price
Bob Price
Player Profile
Position:
Defensive Backs Coach

Formerly head coach of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, Bob Price is in his fourth season as an assistant coach at Virginia. Price is in charge of the defensive backs in 2000 after coaching the running backs each of the previous three seasons.

In 1999, Price coached consensus first-team All-America tailback Thomas Jones, who rushed for an ACC-record 1,798 yards. Jones ranked third in the nation last season in rushing and all-purpose yards, while becoming UVa's all-time leading rusher with 3,998 career yards.

UVa led the ACC in rushing in 1998 (213.1 yards per game) and finished third in 1999 (191.5).

Price coached for one season at Montreal, leading the Alouettes into the championship game of the CFL's Eastern Division in 1996. Montreal finished the 1996 regular season with a 12-6 record.

Before becoming head coach at Montreal, Price was the defensive coordinator with the CFL's Baltimore Stallions from 1994-95. He also coached the linebackers and defensive backs with the Stallions. Baltimore advanced to the Grey Cup championship game both seasons and won the title in 1995.

Price was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL from 1992-93 and was the secondary coach with the CFL's Ottawa Roughriders in 1991.

He coached several years of college football in the United States before moving to the CFL. He was the secondary coach at California-Berkeley in 1990, and the defensive coordinator, secondary coach and special teams coordinator at Nevada-Las Vegas from 1986-89. He was the linebackers coach and the special teams coordinator at Nevada-Reno from 1984-85 and was the head coach at Eastern Utah in 1983. He was the defensive coordinator at Eastern Utah from 1981-82 and was a graduate assistant coach at Idaho State from 1979-80.

Price grew up in Dumont, N.J. He received his bachelor's degree in English from Cal Poly-Pomona in 1978 and his master's degree in athletic administration from Idaho State in 1979. His brother, Jim, played tight end for the St. Louis Rams in the NFL and won a Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys.

Price's Biography-at-a-Glance

  • Born: July 24, 1955, in New York, N.Y.
  • Family: Married to the former Diane Beaudoin of Quebec; has a daughter, Gabriele, born December 1, 1999.
  • Education: Graduated from Dumont High School in Dumont, New Jersey, in 1973; received his bachelor's degree in English from Cal Poly-Pomona in Pomona, Calif., in 1978; received his master's degree in athletic administration from Idaho State in 1979.
  • Coaching Background: Graduate assistant coach at Idaho State (1979-80); defensive coordinator at Eastern Utah (1981-82); head coach at Eastern Utah (1983); linebackers coach and special teams coordinator at Nevada-Reno (1984-85); defensive coordinator, secondary coach and special teams coordinator at Nevada-Las Vegas (1986-89); secondary coach at California-Berkeley (1990); secondary coach with the CFL Ottawa Roughriders (1991); defensive coordinator and secondary coach with the CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders (1992-93); defensive coordinator and linebackers and defensive backs coach with the CFL Baltimore Stallions (1994-95); head coach of the CFL Montreal Alouettes (1996); assistant football coach at the University of Virginia (1997-present), serving as running backs coach from 1997-99 and defensive backs coach in 2000.