Meagan Price was named the 16th head women's basketball coach Tusculum University on May 6, 2020.
Price came to Tusculum after serving as assistant women's basketball coach at Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee for ttwo seasons. Price has prior head coaching experience, having compiled a 38-16 record in two years at Hiwassee College, and was an assistant coach for five years at Truett-McConnell University in Cleveland, Georgia which included stints as head junior varsity coach and interim head coach. The coaching staff broke multiple records including most wins in a season in her final stint at TMU.
At Hiwassee, Price took over a team that had won six games in 2015-16 and led them to 18 victories and a NCCAA Division I top-10 national ranking for the first time in school history. In 2017-18, Price guided the Tigers to the NCCAA Mideast Region championship and a berth in the NCCAA Division I national championship tournament. Hiwassee finished the year with 20 wins and sixth in the nation, with Price earning Mideast Region Coach of the Year honors and a National Coach of the Year nominee.
Following the 2017-18 campaign, Price returned to Bethel as an assistant to longtime head coach Chris Nelson. In her first season, the Wildcats went 28-6 overall and 18-2 in the Southern States Athletic Conference, earning a trip to the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball tournament. This past season, the Wildcats finished 29-4 and won both the SSAC regular season and conference championship finishing with a top five national ranking, and would have made their eighth straight trip to the NAIA Tournament before it was cancelled.
Price, a native of Gleason, Tennessee, began her collegiate basketball career at Bethel and played two seasons before transferring to Missouri Baptist University for her final two seasons. Price helped lead the Lady Wildcats to their first National Tournament appearance in 2009.
Price earned a bachelor's degree in English with a writing certification from Missouri Baptist in 2011, and a master's degree in science in sport management in 2014. She is working toward a Ph.D. in leadership and sports administration from Concordia University in Chicago.