Volume 47, Number 16 - June 14, 2010

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Price coached at FIU from 1980 to 2007 where he won 1,086 games. He was also a baseball player at FIU from 1973 to1974. PHOTO COURTESY OF MDC ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT.

The 'Price' is right

By Hector Gonzalez

Former Florida International University head baseball coach Danny Price has been selected to replace Steve Hertz at Miami Dade College.

Hertz, who coached the Miami Dade College baseball team for 26 seasons, had 945 wins during his career. He retired in early June.

“It’s been a great 25 years at Miami Dade; a privilege and an honor,” Hertz said. “But it is time to step back.”

Price coached at FIU from 1980 to 2007 where he won 1,086 games. He was also a baseball player at FIU from 1973 to1974.

“I was one of the first players on the first baseball team,” Price said,“[the] first to get a hit and first to be a team captain.”

Price said he is ready for his latest challenge.

Hertz retired with the highest winning percentage of any Florida community college baseball coach. In addition, more than 150 of his former players signed professional baseball contracts.

“I can’t replace him, I have tremendous respect for Hertz and this program,” Price said. “It is exciting and challenging; I look forward to it.”

Price’s resume is equally impressive. Some of his former players include major leaguers: Mike Lowell, Brad Eldred, Josh Banks and Mark Worrell.

He looks forward to bonding with hisnew team and continuing the legacy Hertz built at MDC, Price said.

“Keep it simple; take it one day at a time. I am not going to reinvent the wheel here,” Price said. “I want the players to have fun and get [an] education. I want to teach them to be great human beings as well.”

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