Bartlesville High School head baseball coach, Cody Price, ended the 2022 baseball season a little sooner than hoped, but that did not stop them from making it a great season.
“Unfortunately, our season ended in regionals, but we finished the year 25-14 and had a lot of big wins and played a lot of good baseball,” said coach Price. “It was a really fun bunch of kids to coach.”
Coach Price attended Marlow High School where he played baseball and basketball all four years, graduating in 2004. From there he went on to play baseball at Mid America Christian University in Oklahoma City as their pitcher. He was talented and lucky enough to be an NCCAA All-American in 2005. From college ball he went on to be an assistant coach at Westmoore High School for two years, then Mustang for eight years, and finally to Bartlesville where he just finished up his third year as head coach.
“I have been blessed to coach with some excellent people and build some relationships in the coaching circle,” said coach Price. “Those are people that I call often and ask their opinions about different things.”
Having been a coach for several years now, he has had a lot of time to reflect on his favorite aspect of coaching and for Price, it is all about the people.
“The most rewarding aspect without a doubt is the relationships that are formed with these young men,” coach Price said. “I still keep in touch with players that graduated many years ago. I really enjoy being around the players and also all of my assistant coaches as well. It is what makes the job so enjoyable.”
Not only is he busy on the field, he has an amazing family that keeps him busy off the field. Him and his wife Courtney have three beautiful kids Kennedy, Kylie, and Carter who are the biggest Bruin baseball fans around.