Texas A&M Football: Aggies retain defensive ends coach Terry Price

Myles Garrett, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)
Myles Garrett, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images) /

Texas A&M Football and head coach Jimbo Fisher announced on January 10 that Terry Price will remain on the staff as the defensive ends coach.

Terry Price was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He played his high school ball at Plano High School near Dallas. He would bring his talents to Texas A&M playing for coach Jackie Sherrill and RC Slocum from 1986-1989.

Price was drafted in the 10th round of the 1990 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears. He would play two seasons in the NFL before returning to Aggieland to finish his degree and pursue a job in the coaching world.

Coaching resume

Price joined Slocum’s staff in 1992 as a volunteer assistant for two years. His first full-time job was with Western Kentucky as the defensive line and strength coach.

He would move on to Ole Miss in 1995 under coach Tommy Tuberville. Price would spend the next 14 seasons working for Tuberville, four at Ole Miss and 10 at Auburn. After the coaching change at Auburn in 2009, Price went back to Ole Miss for three seasons under coach Houston Nutt.

Price would then move to Lubbock for one month in December of 2011 before being hired by coach Kevin Sumlin in January of 2012. He would coach the entire defensive line for three seasons before the defense decided to split the line duties into two roles in 2015.

A great person, coach and recruiter

I first met Terry Price when he was a senior when my dad was hired to coach the wide receivers at A&M in 1989. I knew back then he would be a great person that would help mentor and mold young men.

When I came back to school in 1993, Price was now a volunteer assistant and it would be just a matter of time before he hooked up with the right head coach. That turned out to be Tuberville who spent eight years at the University of Miami before coming to A&M in 1994 to be the defensive coordinator.

As a coach, Price has helped guys like Myles Garrett, Daeshon Hall, Damontre Moore, Derrick Burgess and Greg Hardy become great players in college.

As a recruiter, Price was named a top 25 recruiter by Rivals and 247 sports in 2014. Head Coach Jimbo Fisher did a great job in retaining Price, I’m guessing he did not have to pull his arm too much due to his love for College Station.

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With the hire of Jerry Montgomery to coach the defensive tackles, look for these two guys to continue to build a rock solid defensive line that will be very young outside. I expect this group to be a heavy emphasis down the stretch in recruiting and with new defensive coordinator Mike Elko in town, I’m excited to see what brand of defense shows up in the spring.

Please welcome back Terry Price and his family to College Station even though he never left. Stay tuned as the rest of the coaching staff is finalized over the next couple of weeks.