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Nibs Price
Nibs Price
Young Nibs Price.jpg
Biographical details
Born(1889-04-26)April 26, 1889
Minnesota
DiedJanuary 13, 1968(1968-01-13) (aged 78)
Oakland, California
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1920-1925California (assistant)
1926-1930California
1931-1954California (assistant)
Basketball
1924-1954California
Head coaching record
Overall27-17-3 (football)
453-294 (basketball)
Bowls0-1

Clarence Merle "Nibs" Price (April 26, 1889 - January 13, 1968) was an American football and basketball coach. After coaching at San Diego High School, he served as the head football coach at the University of California, Berkeley from 1926 to 1930, compiling the a record of 27-17-3, and the head men's basketball coach at Berkeley from 1924 to 1954, tallying a mark of 453-294. He led the 1946 basketball team to the Final Four. Succeeding Andy Smith as Cal's football coach, Price guided the Golden Bears to the 1929 Rose Bowl, a game infamous for Roy Riegels's wrong-way run. His 1926-27 basketball team finished the season with a 17-0 record[1] and was retroactively named the national champion by the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.[2] Price died on January 13, 1968, at the age of 77 in Oakland, California.[3]

Head coaching record

Football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
California Golden Bears (Pacific Coast Conference) (1926-1930)
1926 California 3-6 0-5 9th
1927 California 7-3 2-3 T-5th
1928 California 6-2-2 3-0-2 2nd L Rose
1929 California 7-1-1 4-1 T-3rd
1930 California 4-5 1-4 T-8th
California: 27-17-3 10-13-2
Total: 27-17-3
Cal 1929 football team invited to the White House, during their October trip to play at Penn. Coach Price and President Hoover are in the center looking at each.

Basketball

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
California Golden Bears (Pacific Coast Conference) (1924-1954)
1924-25 California 11-4 3-1 1st
1925-26 California 14-0 5-0 1st
1926-27 California 17-0 5-0 1st Premo-Porretta National Champions
1927-28 California 9-6 6-3 2nd
1928-29 California 17-3 9-0 1st
1929-30 California 9-8 6-3 2nd
1930-31 California 12-10 6-3 1st
1931-32 California 16-8 8-3 1st
1932-33 California 18-7 8-3 2nd
1933-34 California 19-7 8-4 2nd
1934-35 California 11-14 5-7 2nd
1935-36 California 13-16 6-6 3rd
1936-37 California 17-10 4-8 3rd
1937-38 California 18-11 8-4 2nd
1938-39 California 24-8 9-3 1st
1939-40 California 15-17 5-7 3rd
1940-41 California 15-12 6-6 T-2nd
1941-42 California 11-19 4-8 3rd
1942-43 California 9-15 1-7 4th
1943-44 California 7-3 4-0 1st
1944-45 California 7-8 1-3 3rd
1945-46 California 30-6 11-1 1st NCAA Final Four
1946-47 California 20-11 8-4 2nd
1947-48 California 25-9 11-1 1st
1948-49 California 14-19 1-11 4th
1949-50 California 10-17 4-9 3rd
1950-51 California 16-16 3-9 4th
1951-52 California 17-13 6-6 T-2nd
1952-53 California 15-10 9-3 1st
1953-54 California 17-7 6-6 3rd
California: 453-294 (.606) 176-129 (.577)
Total: 453-294 (.606)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also

References

  1. ^ "California season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 532. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2.
  3. ^ "Nib Price Dies At 77". The Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. January 14, 1968. Retrieved 2011 – via Google News.

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