Hall of Fame Football Coach Bob Price Dies

A man who lead Glendale High School’s football program for 24 years has died.

Bob Price passed away Tuesday.

A Korean war veteran, Price served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955. He came home to the Ozarks to earn a degree from Southwest Missouri State in 1959. After a 14-3-1 mark coaching in Lebanon, he came to Springfield and began his Hall of Fame run at Glendale.

He lead the Falcons football squad from 1973 to 1996, earning a 146-95 record, and becoming the winningest head football coach in Springfield Public Schools history.

His Falcons teams won Ozark Conference Championship in 1978, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1992, and 1996. The team won district titles in 1981, 1987, 1988, and 1996.

Price was inducted into the Missouri Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1995, and the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.

Price also served as Glendale’s head wrestling coach from 1963 to 1973, earning district wrestling titles from 1969-1971, and Ozark Conference championships from 1970-1972.

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