Upper Iowa University

Upper Iowa University Athletics Dept
PO Box 1857 or 605 Washington Street Fayette, IA 52142
Division 2 Iowa Midwest
Private Small National competitor


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James Price

James Price enters his second season as the head coach of the women's soccer program in 2017-18. Price was named the seventh Upper Iowa women’s soccer coach in the brief history of the program on February 7, 2016.

Price spent six seasons as the head coach of the NCAA Division I University of Northern Iowa, where he led the Panthers to 33 victories in six seasons and three appearances in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. UNI played host to its first MVC Tournament game in the program's history in 2012.

Before joining the Panthers, Price spent 11 years as the head coach at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. After resigning from Liberty in 2008, Price spent a season as the technical director for the Soccer Organization of Charlottesville Albemarle.

During his tenure with the Flames, Price led the team to three Big South Conference Tournament titles, and two Big South Conference regular-season crowns, in addition to three NCAA Tournament appearances. Price guided 39 all-conference athletes, with 20 of them earning first team all-conference nods. Two players were named Big South Players of the Year, along with three Big South Tournament MVP awards. Price was named Big South Coach of the Year in 1999, with the Flames finishing runner-up at the Big South Tournament.

Price was a member of the NCAA Women’s Soccer National Committee from 2002-2005. In addition, Price served as the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Committee Chair from 2003-2005.

Prior to his time at Liberty, Price served as an assistant coach at Randolph Macon Women’s College from 1996-1997 and also as the director of coaching for the Lynchburg United Soccer Travel Club.

Price played collegiate soccer at Liberty from 1993-1996 and later played with the USISL pro league team Roanoke Wrath from 1996-2000. In his native country of England, Price played at the semi-pro level with the Chessington United from 1991-1993.

Price earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management from Liberty in 1996. Price also holds an associate degree in exercise science from Farnborough College of Technology in England.

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George Anthony

George Anthony enters his first season with the Peacock women’s soccer staff as the graduate assistant in 2017-2018. He comes to UIU from Pennsylvania where he was the Program Director & Technical Coach at 360 Soccer and the Assistant Coach at Vincent United FC.

As a technical coach at 360 Soccer, Anthony specialized working with top level talent including players from the US Women’s youth national team, top Division I, II & III programs and U.S Soccer DA clubs. He worked with the U15 & U19 elite girl’s teams with Vincent United who were both regionally ranked in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Prior to his move east, Anthony was a student Teacher at Totino-Grace High School in Fridley, Minn. He took on the role of the B-Squad Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach, finishing the B-squads season undefeated (12-0-2) and the Varsity season in the sectional quarter finals.

Anthony is a graduate of the University of Jamestown (ND) with a Bachelors of Arts in Physical Education Teacher Education. He was a two-year transfer student who helped UJ to the NSAA conference final in the 2015-16 season finishing with a 12-6-1 record and earning the NAIA Scholar Athlete award. After finishing his collegiate playing career, George joined the UJ Women’s team as the volunteer assistant coach for the 2016 spring season.

Prior to UJ, George played at nationally ranked Genesee Community College (NY) from 2012-2014 and served as the team captain during his time there, reaching the regional finals both years.

George is a native of Bath, England and will be pursuing a Masters of Education at Upper Iowa University.

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