Southeastern Conference coaching veteran Terry Price returned to his alma mater in 2012 as part of Kevin Sumlin’s first coaching staff at Texas A&M.
A four-year letterman at Texas A&M in the late 1980s, Price serves as the Aggies’ defensive line coach. Price led the Aggies’ defensive line in tackles as a junior and senior, and helped A&M to a pair of conference championships during his standout career.
Under Price’s guidance, defensive end Gavin Stansbury emerged as the team’s 2013 defensive MVP with 47 tackles and three sacks in his first season as a starter.
In his first season in 2012, the Aggies transitioned to a 4-3 formation while having only one returning starter on the defensive line. Price’s defensive line unit emerged as a strength and generated an All-American in defensive end Damontre Moore. The lone returning starter, Spencer Nealy, received the prestigious Aggie Heart Award.
Price played under head coaches Jackie Sherrill and R.C. Slocum from 1986-89 and helped the Aggies to a 34-14 record. During his A&M career, the Aggies lost just three games on Kyle Field.
Price was drafted in the 10th round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears, and he played two seasons in the NFL with the Bears and the Miami Dolphins. He returned to Aggieland to finish his degree in 1992, and he began his football coaching career on Slocum’s staff.
After departing A&M, Price served one year at Western Kentucky in 1994 as strength coach and defensive line coach before leaving for Ole Miss to serve on Tommy Tuberville’s staff with the Rebels from 1995-98 as defensive line coach. He moved with Tuberville to Auburn where he coached from 1999-2008. In 2009, Ole Miss’ Houston Nutt hired Price to come back to Oxford to coach the Rebels in 2009-2011.
His defensive line crews at both Ole Miss and Auburn were noted for getting pressure on the quarterback and creating havoc. The 2005 Auburn defensive line was best in the SEC in sacks and that included an 11-sack performance against archrival Alabama. Five of Price’s defensive end pupils were NFL draft picks between 1999 and 2007.
A excellent recruiter, Price helped bring to the Auburn campus players such as Karlos Dansby (Miami Dolphins), Cadillac Williams (2004 All-American; 2005 NFL Rookie of the Year, current Carolina Panther) and Jonathan Wilhite (Denver Broncos).
Price is a 1992 graduate of Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He was born in Atlanta, Ga., and played his high school football at Plano High School near Dallas, Texas. Price is married to the former Kenya Hodges and the couple has two sons, Alexander and Devin.