FIU Fires Danny Price

By Doug Kroll - May 20, 2007


It's the end of an era in Miami today as Florida International has fired longtime head coach Danny Price. It can be described as a classic,"It's time for a change" type firing. Price has been the head coach of the Golden Panthers for 28 years. This 2007 season was only the third losing season during that span, but it was costly. FIU missed the Sun Belt Tournament, and missed the NCAA Tournament for the fifth straight year.

Athletic Director Pete Garcia (formerly of the University of Miami administration) felt it was time to take FIU to the next level. Price finished his career with a record of 1,086-597. Price's assistant coaches, Tony Casas, Chris Holick and Lou Sanchez were released, but were told by Garcia that they could interview with the new head coach for positions.

But then when looking at the fine print, the situation becmes a little clearer. FIU finished with the worst APR of any team in the nation in baseball, and of any FIU athletic program. This resulted in a loss of a full scholarship from the baseball program.

As I was sitting here about to blast the FIU athletic administration, I will keep my mouth shut after that. Not a very attractive job with that news. But still, plenty of suitors.

Posted by Doug Kroll at 03:41 PM on May 20, 2007
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