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NCCU Assistant Coach Dies Unexpectedly

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DURHAM — Students and staff at North Carolina Central University are mourning the death of a friend, coach and NCCU alumnus. Anthony Price, 42, died Monday morning of apparent heart failure.

A Durham native and former head football coach at Durham High School (1991-94), Price was named offensive line coach at NCCU in 1995.

"We are grieved, first and foremost, for his family, and also for the University and this athletic program," said Dr. William Lide, NCCU Athletic Director. "Anthony Price was an outstanding individual and a good friend. We will miss him."

A 1973 graduate of Durham High School, Price continued his education at NCCU, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation in 1980. Price was three-time letterman (1975-77) on the Eagle football team.

"Knowing him over the last four years, I am pleased to have had him as a member of our coaching staff, and happy to have had the opportunity to get to know him as a friend," said head football coach, Larry Little. "My heart goes out to his wife and two children."

During his coaching career, Price coached at both West Brunswick and South Brunswick High Schools, Durham High School and NC Central. In 1994, he was recognized as the AP State Coach of the Year, Prep News 3A Coach of the Year and Crescent Conference Coach of the Year.

The Price family will host an open visitation Thursday, May 14, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the LeRoy T. Walker Physical Education Complex Auditorium on the campus of NCCU. The funeral will be held Saturday, May 16 in the Brunswick County town of Supply.


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