Claiborne Christian’s boys basketball team could not have made a better first impression on their new coach, Robby Price.

“When I showed up with the moving truck, half the team was waiting to help me unload my boxes,” Price said. “That really meant a lot. It tells you a lot about this community.”

Price undertakes a massive rebuilding project as the Crusaders struggled to a 1-30 record last year. With only one senior and no juniors on the roster, Price inherits a youth-laden squad.

From a strategic standpoint, Price prefers an up-tempo game.

“I play fast,” Price said. “I am very shooting dependent, which I think is going to fit the personnel we have. We don’t have any size, so we have to take advantage of our quickness and skill set.”

This is Price’s second head coaching job as he spent the past two years at Class C Evans. Despite the Crusaders’ recent struggles, Price sees a bright future ahead.

“This is a fantastic opportunity,” Price said. “The facilities are phenomenal. The support from the administration has been better than I could have hoped for. All the tools to be successful are available. We just have to put it all together and make it happen.”

A graduate of Anacoco High School in Vernon Parish, Price went on to play for coach Mike White at Louisiana Tech. Price began his coaching career as a student assistant at Tech where he earned a master’s degree in counseling.

Price is the father of a son, Mauer James (2) of Bossier City.

 

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