Price begins coaching women's soccer
The Bluefield Rams women’s soccer team shifts into a different direction for the upcoming 2013 season with the hiring of new coach Tom Price. Price was hired a little over a month ago and is very excited about being in Bluefield.
February 14, 2013
The Bluefield Rams women’s soccer team shifts into a different direction for the upcoming 2013 season with the hiring of new coach Tom Price.
Price was hired a little over a month ago and is very excited about being in Bluefield.
“I like the team that I’ve started training with. I feel like there’s a fountain of strength we’re going to build off of,” Price said.
Originally from Rochester, N.Y., Price said that he has been involved in soccer for over thirty years, first as a player through the collegiate and semi-professional levels, and then as a coach at all levels except professional.
“I’ve kind of been in every aspect of the game,” he said.
Price said his past successes include taking Southern Wesleyan University to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) national tournament one time and to the NCCAA regional finals four times, with four NCCAA All-Americans and several NCCAA national scholar athletes.
“We had our fair share of success in the past, and it is very similar to Bluefield,” he said. “They’re both programs that are building, but Bluefield had a good season last year, and we’re going to continue to build off of that.”
Since Price has been in Bluefield, he has been working on recruiting.
“I’m excited about the upcoming season because a majority of the girls will be returning, and there wasn’t a senior on the roster last year,” he said. “So I think the potential is there to have a really successful season with some senior leadership, and we’re going to try to complement that by continuing to bring in talented young players to balance that out, and try to put the best team forward that we possibly can.”
Price has also been working out the Lady Rams soccer team three times a week, but he will add a fourth day after spring break for a focus on preparation for possible spring matches.