Mountain Lions coach Price steps down

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Concord Mountain Lions head football coach Paul Price has stepped down. He had been the program’s leader the last four seasons.

A national search has begun for his replacement. The school did not say whether they will be using an in-house search committee, or will be purchasing one to work with to find their new coach.

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“I’d like to thank Paul for his service to the football program, the University and the Athens community,” Concord Director of Athletics Kevin Garrett said. “And I wish him nothing but the very best in his future endeavors.”

Price went 7-37 during his four-year tenure. He could not guide the program to more than two wins during his four seasons at the school.

He steps down following a 1-10 season. The team went 1-9 within conference play.

The lone win of the season came at home, as it went 1-4. In addition, the Mountain Lions were 0-6 on the road.

The team lost the first eight games of the season. Their lone win of the season came in a 28-24 win over the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats on Nov. 2.

Concord then lost its final two games of the season.

On the season, the Mountain Lions gave up an average of 36.5 points per game. They gave up 402 points on the season.

Price’s team in his final campaign at the school averaged 16.6 points per game.

The program has not had a winning record since the 2014 when the team went 13-1. Since this winning season, the team has gone 12-42.

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