Price Named Head Women's Soccer Coach
Tom Price brings more than 13 years of soccer coaching experience and 10 years of youth ministry leadership to the Rams athletic department.
February 13, 2013
Tom Price joined the Bluefield College Rams in January 2013, assuming the roles of head women’s soccer coach and assistant coach of the men’s soccer program. Price brings more than 13 years of soccer coaching experience and 10 years of youth ministry leadership to the Rams athletic department.
“Coach Price comes to Bluefield with a wealth of experience coaching at the college level,” noted Athletic Director Peter Dryer. “He has a strong commitment to the Christian mission of the institution and understands what is required to take the women’s soccer program to the next level. In addition, the men’s soccer program will benefit from his knowledge of the game and personality as he serves as the team’s assistant coach.”
Most recently, Price served eight years as the head women’s soccer coach at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, S.C., while he also acted as the university’s intramural coordinator for five years. The Rochester, N.Y., native led all day-to-day operations of the women’s soccer program including game planning, training, recruiting, scouting and instructing.
“I want to first thank God, President Dr. David Olive, and Athletic Director Peter Dryer for the opportunity to join the Bluefield College family,” stated Price. “Everyone has been very friendly which has made the transition very smooth. Both teams have been great welcoming me as their coach, and I look forward to working with them all on a daily basis.”
Upon graduating from Roberts Wesleyan College (’93) in Rochester, N.Y., Price joined the men’s coaching staff as an assistant at his alma mater, while also serving as an educator at a local middle school. Price assisted in preparation, recruiting and scouting and assumed coaching responsibilities with the men’s soccer program during a transition between head coaches. His first head coaching job came at the high school level, also in the Rochester area.
Price then began his work in the ministry field in 1997, serving as a youth pastor at locations in Wyoming, Delaware and Michigan, prior to joining SWU in 2005.
Price is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), from which he has earned a National Diploma, while he also served as the National Chair for women’s soccer for the National Christian College Athletic Association from 2009-2012.
Price has immediately jumped into his coaching duties at Bluefield, while his wife and family will relocate with him to the Bluefield area this summer.