Men's Basketball

Jay Price
Jay Price

Assistant Coach

9 Years (2004-12)

Alma Mater:
B.S., Kansas '91


Illinois Big Ten Tournament Notes

Illini to Face Iowa on Thursday at 10:30 am in First Game of Tourney


Game Notes for Regular Season Finale at Wisconsin

Illini Looking for Fourth win at Kohl Center in last Eight Years


Illinois vs. Michigan Senior Night Game Notes

Final Home Game for Maniscalco, Selus


Illini Host Hawkeyes Sunday at Assembly Hall

Illinois Looking For 7th Straight Win vs. Iowa


Men's Basketball Game Notes at #22/25 Michigan

Illini aim for fourth victory over ranked team Sunday in Ann Arbor


Illinois vs. SIUE

Photos from Illinois' 66-46 victory over SIU-Edwardsville on Nov. 14, 2011. Photos by Mark Jones

Jay Price is spent nine seasons at Illinois after he joined the Fighting Illini basketball staff on May 14, 2003.

Price came to Illinois after spending 10 years as an assistant coach at Purdue under Gene Keady. Price served as Purdue's recruiting coordinator and oversaw camps, team travel and scheduling along with his coaching duties. During his time at Purdue the Boilermakers compiled a record of 220-105 (.677), winning three Big Ten championships and earning eight NCAA Tournament berths. Weber and Price worked together as assistants on the Purdue staff for five seasons, from 1994-98.

Price began his coaching career with a two-year stint as an assistant at Oklahoma under former coach Billy Tubbs before going to Purdue. During that time, he also served as manager for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball "Dream Team" while the squad practiced in the United States during the summer of 1992.

A native of Oklahoma City, Okla., Price was a basketball manager at Kansas for four years under former coaches Larry Brown and Roy Williams, serving as head manager for Williams as both a junior and senior. During his time at Kansas, the Jayhawks won the national championship in 1988 and finished as national runner-up in 1991.

Price also has represented his colleagues, serving as vice president of the NABC assistant coaches committee. In 2007, he received the Alumni Achievement Award from Casady High School in Oklahoma City.

Price received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Kansas in 1991. He and his wife, Beth, have a daughter, Katherine.

The Jay Price File

Hometown:              Oklahoma City, Okla.
Education:             Kansas, B.S., 1991
Family:                Wife, Beth; Daughter, Katherine
Coaching Experience:   1992-93      University of Oklahoma, Assistant Coach
                       1994-2003    Purdue University, Assistant Coach
                       2004-12      University of Illinois, Assistant Coach