Tony Price

About Me:

Tony Price is a collegiate athletics administrator and head basketball coach with over 20 years experience as an athlete and instructor. His unique perspective on sports and society is exclusive to Urban Thought Collective. Tony writes for "The Darker Shade of Sports" www.sportsflow.blogspot.com

THE QUEST FOR DOMINANCE:
GOLIATH HAS FEELINGS TOO

The biblical story of David VS Goliath is often preached and used in sports circles. The story is usually told from the perspective of the underdog overcoming impossible odds, but I often wonder how the story would differ if told from Goliath’s experience. Recently an old high school friend called to inform me that a former high school basketball legend had just passed.

SPRING CLEANING AND UNSUNG HEROS

The spring season is finally upon us, time to put away the winter coat, stock up on the antihistamines, open the windows for some much needed fresh air, watch a few baseball and softball games and reflect on my progress toward those New Years’ resolutions.

MARCHING TO YOUR DESTINY

March Madness is that time of year when thousands of avid and casual fans are watching each game with the intense focus that serious investors exhibit when watching the ticker symbols scroll across.

DISCOVER THE RAINBOW AFTER THE STORM

Like many of you I receive my fair share of those chain emails that flood my inbox. You know the ones, if you pray this and that you will experience days of blessing, however if you don’t forward the email to all of the special people in your life, you will be cursed.

BARACK’S BRUSH-OFF

Well it’s been a couple of weeks since the inauguration of the nation’s first African-American president and there are blatant signs of rebellious behavior by those who opposed his presidency. I’m referencing the unashamed disrespect in something as simple as addressing Barack Obama with the proper respect due. A few prominent media personalities refuse to […]

THREE WORDS TO UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY

Proverbs 18:31 “Death & Life are in the power of the tongue”
Translation: words that are spoken, written and received are powerful. As a coach, no one understands the impact of words more than I. I have personally witnessed the impact words (positive & negative) can have, particularly on young people. All across the world […]

THE ESSENCE OF A SINGLE WIN

“Oh No!” was my initial reaction as the referee made his way to the scorer’s table and signaled the foul on blue # 22, which was his 5th foul disqualifying my son Michael from the game with 3:03 left on the game clock. What made this foul tough were the limited options of replacement […]

COACHING CONFIDENCE

What an amazing feeling I just experienced I thought, as I wiped the sweat from my brow and headed for the exit door. I just wrapped up one of the most fulfilling experiences I’ve had in a while as the guest speaker at a local school in the City of Boston. I was […]

THE NOW GENERATION

Sometimes when you are in the midst of watching an historic event unfold, you don’t know what or how to feel. Such was the case for me as I watched the culmination of what was nothing short of miraculous: an African-American male became the 44th President of the United States.
As the build […]

BLACK, WHITE & BROWN:
HOW IT GOES DOWN

As I casually strolled across the dingy city playing field on a brisk Sunday afternoon, the winds began to whip through my jacket and the words “watch your step” scrolled across my mind as I carefully navigated through the debris that is a part of many urban ball fields. Broken glass, geese droppings, etc. […]

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