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Bluefield State names Derrick Price Director of Athletics

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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - Big Blue head men's basketball coach and interim Athletic Director, Derrick Price, has been selected as Bluefield State's full-time Director of Athletics, the college announced Monday.

The move will be effective immediately.

Price has spent the past five seasons as a coach on the men's basketball squad, but will now transition into a more solidified role as an administrator.

“Derrick has already demonstrated the initiative and insight to lead B-State Athletics,” BSC President Robin Capehart said in a statement.  “His appointment comes during an exciting period in the life of our College with the addition of 11 new athletic programs, including football.”

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to lead B-State Athletics” Price said.  “Our goal will remain to develop and support student-athletes who will be winners in the athletic arena and classroom.”

President Capehart has announced that a search for a new head men's basketball coach will be launched immediately.

Nick Dugan

Sports Director

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