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UTEP names Mike Price interim head football coach

UTEP Athletics Director Bob Stull announced Monday Mike Price will step in as the Miners' interim head football coach for the remainder of the 2017 season.
 
Price will take over for Sean Kugler, who stepped down on Sunday following the loss to Army. The Miners are 0-5 this season.
 
"I've asked Mike if he could help us in this situation," Stull said.  "He has thankfully agreed.  We've lost two coaches, and while we have two fine coordinators who are capable of doing the job, I just felt like it was important to bring in somebody with head coaching experience that is familiar with El Paso and our program."
 
"I was surprised and flattered by Bob's call and appreciate the opportunity to help this program one more time," Price said in a news release.  "I am not interviewing for the future job, and I'm not going to be the future head coach.  I'm going to manage the program and provide leadership for the rest of the year."  

Price will be meet with the team Tuesday afternoon and will have his first practice with the Miners Wednesday morning, UTEP said in a news release.
 
Price served as UTEP's head coach from 2004-12 and took the Miners to three bowl games in 2004, 2005 and 2010. He guided the Miners to back-to-back eight-win seasons in 2004 and 2005.  

In 2004, Price was a finalist for National Coach of the Year.

 


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