The second head coach in Liberty Christian football history is out, and the Warriors are searching for a new head coach after Greg Price was fired.
Price is no longer the head coach and athletic director and a search is underway for his replacement. Assistant athletic director Zack Vest is acting as the interim AD.
“I haven’t really been given a real reason yet,” Price said. “The reason that was given to me, which I don’t want to go in to, was only said to me for the first time ever when I was removed. There was no warning or anything. I don’t think the reason given to me was legitimate, personally. It was the first time it’s ever been said to me.”
“I do know Liberty Christian is a special place. My girls have grown up there. My wife and children will still be there because it’s a special place. It’s the only job I’ve ever had. I’m going to miss it. I’m heartbroken and shocked, all at the same time.”
Price took over prior to the 2009 season when he replaced the late Mark Bowles, who started the program and was the head coach for 26 seasons, winning three state championships. Price was on Bowles’ staff starting in 1997 and was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2003. Price won one state championship with the Warriors, as the team’s offensive coordinator in 2007.
In his five seasons as head coach, Price’s record was 41-23 as the Warriors reached the TAPPS state semifinals in 2010 and 2013 and the state championship in 2009.
Price announced the move on Twitter late Thursday night.
I had 17 great years at Liberty Christian.I hope to trust inTheLord with all my heart and not lean on my own understanding.GodBless Warriors
— Greg Price (@CoachGregPrice) March 21, 2014