Ritch Price

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Ritch Price
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Kansas
Conference Big 12
Record 391–33–2
Biographical details
Alma mater Willamette '79
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1995–2002
2003–Present
Cal Poly
Kansas
Head coaching record
Overall 609–563–3
Tournaments Big 12: 9-15
NCAA: 4-6

Ritch Price is an American college baseball coach, currently serving as head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks baseball team. He has held that position since prior to the 2003 season.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Price took over as head coach at Cal Poly for the 1995 season, which was to be the Mustangs first at the Division I level. In his second season, he led the team to a winning record.[2] He accepted the head coaching position at Kansas after the 2002 season, and has led the Jayhawks to two NCAA Tournament berths and their first Big 12 Conference Baseball Tournament title in 2006. Kansas had made only two NCAA appearances prior to Price's arrival.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

The table below shows Ritch Price's record as a head coach at the Division I level.[3][4][5]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Cal Poly Mustangs (WAC) (1995–1996)
1995 Cal Poly 21–29 13–17 5th (West)
1996 Cal Poly 30–23 18–12 3rd (West)
Cal Poly Mustangs (Big West) (1997–2002)
1997 Cal Poly 37–21 15–15 T–3rd (South)
1998 Cal Poly 16–42 7–21 4th (South)
1999 Cal Poly 21–34 9–21 6th
2000 Cal Poly 32–24 18–12 T-3rd
2001 Cal Poly 30–26 8–10 5th
2002 Cal Poly 30–29–1 15–9 3rd
Cal Poly: 217–228–1
Kansas Jayhawks (Big 12) (2003–present)
2003 Kansas 35–28 9–18 8th Big 12 Tournament
2004 Kansas 31–31–1 7–19 9th
2005 Kansas 36–28 11–15 7th Big 12 Tournament
2006 Kansas 43–25 13–14 5th NCAA Regional
2007 Kansas 28–30 9–17 9th
2008 Kansas 30–27 9–18 9th
2009 Kansas 39–24 15–12 4th NCAA Regional
2010 Kansas 31–27–1 11–15–1 7th Big 12 Tournament
2011 Kansas 26–30 9–18 10th
2012 Kansas 24–34 7–16 7th Big 12 Tournament
2013 Kansas 34-25 12-12 t-6th Big 12 Tournament
2014 Kansas 35-26 15-9 3rd NCAA Regional
Kansas: 392–35–2 127–183–1
Total: 609–563–3

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Personal[edit]

Ritch Price has three sons, all of whom have played for him at Kansas. His eldest, Ritchie Price, was head coach at South Dakota State from 2008 to 2011, before returning to Kansas to again work on his father's staff.[6] Baseball America believes that the Prices were the first father–son duo to serve as head coach of two Division I programs at the same time.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ritch Price". kuathletics.com. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Jim Shonerd (February 11, 2010). "Prices have unique coaching bond". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ 2012 Cal Poly Baseball Media Guide. gopoly.com. p. 58. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ 2009 Kansas Jayhawks Baseball Media Guide. Kansas Jayhawks. p. 112. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2013 Big 12 Conference Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Jeremy Mills. Archived from the original on May 28, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ritchie Price to rejoin KU baseball team". kusports.com. July 1, 2011. Retrieved December 11, 2012.