CHARLOTTE, N.C. (News Release) – UNC Charlotte Chancellor Dr. Philip Dubois and Director of Athletics Judy Rose, today, announced that third-year head men’s basketball coach Mark Price has been released from his contract, effective immediately.
“Mark and (his wife) Laura have dedicated time and energy to strengthen our men’s basketball program,” Dubois said. “It’s always difficult to part ways with such very fine people.”
“We appreciate all that coach Price has done for our program,” said Rose. “His background and knowledge were assets to our young players and we appreciate him sharing his talents with our team. This was a difficult decision, especially as we make plans to open conference play, but we do feel it is in the best interest of our basketball program.”
Charlotte assistant coach Houston Fancher, who has 12 years of head coaching experience, will serve as interim head coach.
In his two-plus seasons with the 49ers, Price has a 30-42 record, including a 16-20 mark in Conference USA play. Price joined the 49ers in 2015-16 and compiled a 14-19 record that included a 9-9 mark in league play. Last year, Charlotte went 13-17 with a 7-11 league record. This year, Charlotte is 3-6 and has not started league play.