METAIRIE, La. – PGA Professional Anthony Price of Terry, Miss. was recently inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame of his alma mater, Hinds Community College, in Raymond, Miss.
“It is a very nice honor,” said Price on his induction. “It is a really big school for a community college and has a large sports program, so being inducted into their Sports Hall of Fame is quite an honor.”
Price played on the school’s golf team in 1983 and 1984. His college playing career was highlighted by being named to the All-Region and All- State teams in 1983 for the Eagles, which claimed the state championship.
As a student worker at Hinds Community College’s Eagle Ridge Golf Course, Price quickly acted on an opening for the head golf professional position and landed the job at the age of 19. He continues to work at Eagle Ridge G.C. as a PGA assistant professional.
After becoming a member of The PGA of America in 1991, Price would take on the role of Hinds Community College’s golf coach from 1996 to 2002, and again from 2007 to 2009.
He led the Eagles to the regional and state championships in both 1996 and 2000 and the state championship in 1999 and 2002.
“You end up having really great kids come through the program,” said Price of his time spent coaching the Eagles. “Watching the kids grow up and building relationships with them are a bonus to the job.”
Among Price’s accolades, he has been named Mississippi Association of Coaches Coach of the Year on multiple occasions and Golf Digest’s Top Golf Instructor in the state of Mississippi in 2011.
He earned the title of Gulf States PGA Section Player of the Year in 1991 and 2002 as well as Mississippi Chapter PGA Player of the Year in 2003.
The 2012 Sports Hall of Fame inductees were honored at the Alumni Recognition Dinner at the Mayo Gymnasium on the Raymond Campus on Thursday, October 4th.