Damien Price(Dudley High School/UNC) is the new head boys basketball coach at Morehead High School
Back in the day, Damien was a chubby little fellow following around his dad David Price, as he coached the Dudley Panthers to a 4-A State Championship in 1996 and then on to two 3-A State Titles in 2005 and 2006….Damien is all grown up now and 34 years old and he has just been named the new boys head basketball coach at Morehead High School, in Eden….
Damien became a very good high school and college basketball player, playing for his dad at Dudley HS and I’m pretty sure he was playing for Roy Williams at UNC….(One of Damien Price’ best friends in college, at UNC, was Sean May, now an assistant coach on the UNC Tar Heel basketball staff, under coach Roy Williams.)
Now Damien takes over the Morehead Panthers’ basketball program and here is the word on the move from Jim Sands at Rockingham Now, a by-product of the News and Record and here is what Jim Sands is saying about the Price move to Morehead…..
Price takes over a Morehead program that finished at 5-11 in Mid-State 3A Conference play and ended up at 8-17 overall in 2016.
He said he’s still in the process of evaluating his new players and determining the style his team will implement on the court.
“I guess my philosophy is a bit of a melting pot of a lot of systems. We really want to pick up and pressure teams defensively when we have the personnel. Offensively, we want to run something similar to North Carolina’s secondary break and try to get some easy baskets.”
“I think my biggest challenge is going to be getting the guys to trust and buy-in to what we are teaching. I think once they buy-in and do what we are teaching them, and then we will be fine. But again, it’s easier said than done because you’ve got to put in the work,” Price said.
Former coach and current Morehead interim Athletic Director Jonathan Blackwell said it is a good feeling knowing he’s got the right guy in place.
“It is – I care a lot about Morehead, and especially the basketball program, so I feel very confident in Damien. We are really excited about the direction the basketball program is headed. I think he’s got like 20 games scheduled for the summer. So he is jumping in their head-first and going after it,” said Blackwell.
Read the full Jim Sands post/article/story when you CLICK ON HERE for Rockingham County Now….