David Price, who passed away in March of this year, was a brilliant high school basketball coach during his career in Charlotte, although he coached many different sports over the years. A graduate of Waynesville High School, Price went on to Western Carolina University and then embarked on a coaching career that spanned over 40 years. He helped build South Mecklenburg into a real hoops power, winning four NCHSAA state titles there in a 20-year span and earning 321 victories against 167 losses. He then spent 12 years at Providence Day where his teams won a couple of independent school state championships and an additional 217 victories. Price also served on the Board of Directors of the NCHSAA and coached in the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West basketball game in 1972. A Korean War veteran, Price was an active member of Pineville United Methodist Church for over 50 years.
July 8, 2019