Former Oklahoma All-American Hollis Price joined the University of Houston Men's Basketball program in May 2014 as its director of player development.
In that role, Price is responsible for a wide variety of tasks essential to the program's success and will be reunited with his collegiate head coach in Kelvin Sampson, who guided the Sooners from 1994 to 2006.
Price, who is a native of New Orleans, joins the Cougars after serving as an assistant coach with the Texas Legends in the NBA Developmental League during the 2013-14 season. He served under head coach Eduardo Najera, who also competed for Sampson at Oklahoma from 1996 to 2000.
Price entered the coaching ranks with the Legends after a nine-year professional career overseas. He was honored as the Most Valuable Player of the Lithuania Basketball League and competed in several international competitions, including the France Cup and the Germany Cup.
Price was a decorated student-athlete during his playing career at Oklahoma from 1999 to 2003. As a senior during the 2002-03 campaign, he was named to the Associated Press All-America Second Team after averaging 18.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game while leading the Sooners to the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight.
By the time that his collegiate career was done, Price racked up 110 victories, setting a Sooner record.
As a junior in 2001-02, he led the Sooners to the NCAA Tournament Final Four after averaging 16.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.7 steals per game. With numbers like that, he was named to the All-Big 12 First Team by the league's coaches and media and was an All-America Third-Team honoree by The Sporting News.
As a prep star at New Orleans' St. Augustine High, Price was recognized as one of the nation's top-50 seniors and led the team to the Class 5A state crown while being named the state tournament's Most Valuable Player.
Price received his bachelor's degree in multidisciplinary studies from Oklahoma in 2011 and was named to the Dean's List in 1999. He and his wife, Michel, have a son, Hollis Price II, and a stepson, Kalil Thomas.