MANAGERIAL CAREER: Bryan Price is in his fifth season as Reds manager...was named to the position on 10/22/13 as the 61st manager in franchise history, the 51st since 1900...spent the previous 4 seasons on manager Dusty Baker's staff as pitching coach...in 2015 was on National League manager Bruce Bochy's coaching staff for the 86th All-Star Game, held at Great American Ball Park...earned his first Major League victory on 4/2/14 vs StL, a 1-0 walkoff win in the second game of the season...earned his 100th win on 6/7/15 vs SD (4-0 win) and his 200th win on 9/11/16 at Pit (8-0 win)...as Reds manager has been ejected 11 times, including twice in 2017.
COACHING CAREER: Before he joined the Reds' coaching staff in October 2009, Bryan Price spent the previous 10 seasons as pitching coach for the Mariners (2000-2005) and Diamondbacks (2006-2009)...worked for manager Bob Melvin in 2003 and 2004 in Seattle and while in Arizona...resigned on 5/8/09, when Melvin was replaced in Arizona by A.J. Hinch...was named Major League Coach of the Year by Baseball America in 2007 after his D'Backs staff posted a 4.13 ERA, fourth-best in the National League, on the way to an appearance in the NLCS...his 2008 starting staff led the majors with 95 quality starts, ranked second in the league with 65 wins and ranked fourth with a 3.95 ERA, Arizona's lowest team ERA since 2003...in 2001 while with the Mariners earned USA Today Baseball Weekly's Pitching Coach of the Year Award after leading that staff to the American League ERA title with a 3.54 mark, an improvement of almost a run per game from the previous season...following the 2000 campaign was voted Major League Baseball's Coach of the Year by Baseball Prospectus...before joining Seattle's Major League staff was a pitching coach in the Mariners' minor league system from 1989-97 before serving as the organization's pitching coordinator in 1998 and 1999...was the pitching coach for Seattle's Arizona League team (1989-90), Peninsula (1991), Bellingham (1992, 1994), Riverside (1993), Everett (1995), Port City (1996) and Memphis (1997).
AS REDS PITCHING COACH: In his 4 seasons as pitching coach (2010-2013) the Reds ranked seventh, 12th, third and fourth in team ERA after finishing seventh, 13th and 15th the previous 3 seasons...his 2012 and 2013 staffs were 2 of the most successful in franchise history...in each of the 2012 and 2013 seasons Reds pitchers established club records for strikeouts (1,248 in 2012 & 1,296 in 2013)...the 2012 and 2013 staffs are the first in Major League history to produce in consecutive seasons at least 6 pitchers with 100 strikeouts (2013: Homer Bailey 199, Mat Latos 187, Bronson Arroyo 124, Mike Leake 122, Tony Cingrani 120, Aroldis Chapman 112 & 2012: Latos 185, Johnny Cueto 170, Bailey 168, Arroyo 129, Chapman 122, Leake 116)...in 2013 Reds pitchers led the NL in strikeouts, the 17 team shutouts were the most since 1973, the starters' ERA of 3.43 was the staff's best since 1974 (3.41), and Reds relievers produced franchise-record scoreless streaks of 10 games (28.2ip, 6/29-7/11) and 32.2 innings (12g, 6/28-7/12)...overall in 2013, Reds pitchers ranked fourth in the National League in overall team ERA (3.38), third in starting staff ERA (3.43) and fourth in bullpen ERA (3.29)...in 2012, Reds pitchers ranked third in the NL in team ERA (3.34), first in the Major Leagues in relief ERA (2.65) and saves (56), first in the NL in opponents' BA vs relievers (.219) and fourth in the NL in starters' ERA (3.64)...the 2012 bullpen averaged 9.90 strikeouts per 9 innings, the second-highest season average for a team bullpen in Major League history (2010 Braves, 10.06), and 5 pitchers started 161 of the Reds' 162 games (Arroyo, Bailey, Cueto, Latos, Leake)...the 2012 staff was 1 of only 9 in Major League history with 5 pitchers who made at least 30 starts each and was the Reds' first since 1943 with 4 pitchers who compiled 200 innings each (Arroyo, Bailey, Cueto, Latos).
PLAYING CAREER: Was selected by the Twins in the 21st round of the June 1980 draft and by the Orioles in the seventh round of the 1983 draft but did not sign...signed with the Angels after he was selected in the eighth round of the June 1984 draft...prior to the 1987 season had left elbow surgery and was released at the end of spring training...on 11/10/87 was signed by the Mariners as a free agent and pitched for 2 more seasons.
PERSONAL: Graduated in 1980 from Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California, where he was All-State as a senior...pitched for the University of California at Berkeley, where he was an All-Pac 10 second-team selection 3 times, club MVP in 1983 and team captain as a senior in 1984...still is the school's all-time leader in innings pitched (374.2, 1981-84)...is enshrined in Cal's Hall of Fame and in the Marin County Athletic Hall of Fame...is featured in the book Guiding Lights under the chapter "life changing teachers and mentors"...lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with wife Judy...they have a daughter, Amber.