Danny Price was the head coach of the Florida International Universitybaseball team, a position that he held from 1980 until May 2007. During that span, he became one of the few collegiate baseball coaches to record a thousand coaching victories, reaching that milestone on March 10, 2005.
Price, the son of a sharecropper born in North Carolina, attended FIU and played on its baseball team as a student in 1973-74. He made the first hit for FIU, which had opened its doors a year before. He graduated in 1974, and returned as a hitting instructor in 1976.
Former FIU baseball players coached by Price include Major League Baseball star Mike Lowell, and over one hundred other students signed to play professional baseball with major and minor league teams.