“Gentlemen’s clubs” in El Paso, you can breathe a little easier today. Mike Price isn’t going anywhere for the foreseeable future.
Amid rumors that they would be looking to go in another direction at the position, UTEP instead announced late Thursday morning that Price would be returning for a ninth season in 2012. No reason was given for the decision (sorry, couldn’t resist).
In eight seasons with the Miners, Price has posted a 45-52 overall record. Based on a statistic given in the press release announcing the athletic department’s decision, bringing Price back makes complete sense.
In 31 seasons prior to Price’s arrival (1973-2003), the Miners averaged 2.6 wins per year with four years of five or more victories. UTEP has averaged 5.6 wins under Price with six years of five or more victories.