|Position:||Associate Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator|
|Alma Mater:||UCLA '06|
Justin Price has spent six seasons coaching the UCLA women’s rowing team, most recently concluding his second year as associate head coach and recruiting coordinator (2014-15). Through six seasons with the program, Price’s work has been instrumental with the development of UCLA’s varsity four and novice rowers.
Price has worked specifically with UCLA’s varsity four the last three years (2013-15). He coordinates all aspects of the Bruins’ recruiting efforts, including talent identification and development. In his first three seasons with the program, Price worked primarily to identify and develop UCLA’s walk-on student-athletes.
Price spent the summer of 2013 representing the United States as the coach of the Under-23 men’s coxed four that finished eighth at the Under-23 World Championships in Linz, Austria. In 2013, he also served as the head men’s coach at the Pennsylvania Athletic Club, where he led the team to a club national championship in the Senior 4- at the United States Club Nationals and led the team to second-place finishes in the championship eight and championship pair at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.
Price rowed for the UCLA men’s team before graduating in 2006. Prior to arriving at UCLA in the summer of 2009, he spent the three seasons as an assistant coach with the men’s rowing program at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.
Over the last three seasons, Price’s efforts with the varsity four crews have been instrumental to UCLA’s overall success. The Bruins advanced as a team to NCAA Championships in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The Bruins’ varsity four crew finished third in the Grand Final at the San Diego Crew Classic and secured a 15th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in 2014.
In 2013, UCLA’s varsity four had a very strong season, highlighted by a second-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships, marking UCLA’s best finish in that event since the program’s return to varsity status in 2001-02. The varsity also secured a pair of first-place finishes against nationally-ranked competition at the Clemson Invitational in 2013 including a victory over then-No. 3-ranked Virginia. In addition, UCLA’s varsity four finished second in the Grand Final race at the San Diego Crew Classic and finished 13th overall at the 2013 NCAA Championships.
In 2012, Price worked with novice crews that earned multiple victories. UCLA’s novice eight finished second at Pac-12 Championships, helping the team earn a third-place finish, UCLA’s highest since the program was elevated to varsity status. The novice eight bested USC’s crew at the annual crosstown race by more than 35 seconds. In addition, the Bruins’ novice eight finished second in its Grand Final at the San Diego Crew Classic.
In 2010, Price helped lead the novice crew to multiple victories. After opening the spring season with convincing dual-meet wins over local foes Loyola Marymount and San Diego State, the novice eight earned a second-place finish in the Grand Final of the San Diego Crew Classic. The novice eight defeated Notre Dame in the afternoon portion of the SoCal Challenge and bested crosstown rival USC in the annual dual-meet showdown.
Price served as the freshman/novice coach for the men’s rowing program at Notre Dame from 2005-2008, working primarily with walk-on athletes. He helped lead the Notre Dame novice crews to their best finishes in program history.
During the 2007-08 season at Notre Dame, Price coached two national championship novice crews as his student-athletes won both the novice eight and novice lightweight four at the American Collegiate Rowing Association’s (ACRA) National Championship Regatta. Price’s crews finished third overall in the team points competition at the 2008 ACRA Regatta.
Price led Notre Dame to similar success in 2008-09. That year, he recruited the largest group of freshman/novice athletes in team history and coached three novice eights. Price's novice rowers showcased their depth at the 2009 ACRA Regatta, leading the Fighting Irish to a second place finish in the overall team points competition. The novice lightweight four won the event for the second consecutive year, the first novice eight finished in third place and the second novice eight finished second.
Price spent four years (2003-06) rowing in UCLA's men's program. As a Bruin oarsman, he stroked the novice eight as a freshman and rowed in the varsity eight his final three seasons. In 2006, Price earned the bronze medal rowing in the men’s varsity four at the Pac-10 Championships. He received the Coach’s Award for his performance and leadership in 2004-05. In addition, Price was a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic Team selection – first team (2005, 2006) and honorable mention (2004).
Price graduated from UCLA in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He earned his law degree (J.D.) from the University of Notre Dame in 2009 and is a member of the California State Bar.