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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