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Former UTEP assistant expected to be named new UH football coach

By Stephen Tsai

LAST UPDATED: 05:00 p.m. HST, Feb 21, 2013

It appears former Texas-El Paso assistant coach Aaron Price will be joining the Hawaii football program. 

Price was with the Miners for nine years, the past five as offensive coordinator. His duties included play-calling, and coaching the quarterbacks and special teams. 

Price’s tenure at UTEP ended after the 2012 season when his father, Mike Price, retired as the Miners’ head coach. 

Mike Price and UH coach Norm Chow are close friends. They run pro-set offenses that have similar schemes. 

Aaron Price was a kicker at Washington State. He played briefly in the Canadian Football League and World League before pursuing a coaching career. 

He was a graduate assistant at Washington State for two years. He then coached the quarterbacks and kickers at Idaho State, the special teams at Cal Poly, and quarterbacks and kickers at Missouri Western State. 

Price has coached under his father the past 14 seasons. 

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kaupena wrote:
Hmmm, so Texas El Paso didn't retain him after his Father retired. I wonder why. I guess he needed to be under the watchful care of his Father all those years and now under the watchful care of Uncle Norm. I wonder what kind of coach he is??
on February 21,2013 | 03:27PM
iwanaknow wrote:
Time will tell
on February 21,2013 | 03:33PM
OldDiver wrote:
UTEP has not been a good football team for a number of years now. Last year they were 3-9. Would you keep anyone on that staff?
on February 21,2013 | 08:08PM
niimi wrote:
Hmmmm. Rolo wasn't retained after Mac retired. I wonder why? I've been at jobs where I've had excellent reviews yet a new boss comes in and doesn't like the way your hair is set and your life is made miserable until you leave or else.
on February 21,2013 | 05:16PM
kailua000 wrote:
that has nothing to do with anything. 99% of the time a new coach comes in he cleans house. Norm didnt keep anyone on staff except Tony Tuioti. Think he should have kept Aranda and Rolo if he was looking for top guys. Coaches look for coaches that will kiss up and/or coach their way. Why you think Chow has but the screwsinto Uperesa. not a kiss up
on February 21,2013 | 07:23PM
st1d wrote:
oh, lord, for a moment i thought the ambiguous headline meant larry price.
on February 21,2013 | 03:32PM
kailua000 wrote:
hahahaha now that would have been scary
on February 21,2013 | 07:24PM
ross13moon wrote:
double take - thought it was Larry ! :) if Norm wants him he must be good, give Coach Chow at least 3 seasons to build a program
on February 21,2013 | 03:34PM
bumby2day wrote:
I thought it was Larry Price too, we can ran the hula T.
on February 21,2013 | 03:38PM
connie wrote:
Mike Price. Coached Jason Gesser at Wazzu when Gesser made his run for the Heisman. Also coached Drew Bledsoe and Ryan Leaf at Wazzu. Let's hope his son is half the recruiter his father was. Wazzu had some good teams when Mike Price was there. Well, Coach Mike (don't call me Larry) Price, welcome to Hawaii. It sure beats the heck out of spending winters in Pullman.
on February 21,2013 | 05:12PM
connie wrote:
Sorry,, welcoms Coach Aaron Price. Coach Mike, enjoy your retirement. Maybe we see you at some of the spring practices in Hawaii.
on February 21,2013 | 05:17PM
paradiddle wrote:
Hmmmm.....another connection to the abundant football talent in Texas. Also UTEP's woes have been on the defensive side of the ball and not on the offensive side. So Price, as the OC and play-caller, may have some posiive impact for the Warriors. Hopefully, there is more "method to his madness" pursuant to Coach Chow.
on February 21,2013 | 05:27PM
oxtail01 wrote:
The following is what his father is known for; " In April 2003, before inking his seven-year deal at Alabama, Price was fired for what the school called improper behavior after spending time at a strip club and drinking too much the night before a charity golf outing......" That's how he ended up at El Paso! A son who probably wouldn't have gotten a job anywhere else - and Chow picks him up - HURRAY!
on February 21,2013 | 07:27PM
st1d wrote:
got to like a guy that supports unwed mothers.
on February 21,2013 | 07:51PM
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