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Posted on Sun, Apr 1, 2012 : 11:21 a.m.

Former EMU teammates raising funds to honor Mike Price

By Staff


Mike Price

Former Eastern Michigan football teammates of Mike Price are attempting to raise $20,000 to have the EMU offensive line meeting room named in his honor.

Price, a long-time teacher and coach for Saline Area Schools, died in December 2011 at the age of 51.

A release announcing the EMU Foundation fundraiser called Price the “inspirational leader during the 1978-1982 seasons.”

Donations can be made on the EMU Foundation website. Be sure to note “In Memory of Mike Price” in the comments section.



Tue, Apr 3, 2012 : 1:05 a.m.

My daughter had Mike as a teacher in 8th grade as well as a track&field coach, she really thought he was the best. Never did hear what killed Mike, was it a heart attack ? Go Green Go White

Audrey Schwimmer

Mon, Apr 2, 2012 : 3:44 p.m.

Mike was the best; always waved, checked in, great smile, wonderful family! They just don't come any better than Mike Price.

Michael D. Crowell

Sun, Apr 1, 2012 : 6:44 p.m.

Thank you Kim Anderson-"I've got a lot of respect and admiration for a guy that will go to such lengths to honor a past friend. Based on your posts, Mike Price leaves behind one heck of a legacy. Hats off to you, Mike, for your kindness and generosity."

Michael D. Crowell

Sun, Apr 1, 2012 : 6:16 p.m.

Emu Huron Mike Price was a at the right tackle postion my senior football season in 1979. Finishing the season 2-8-1. With a record like that, all you have is each other to laugh away the hurt day in and day out through the season. Mike Price played through 1980-1982 seasons, EMU had a 27-game losing streak (average loss by 18 points). As Co-Captain, I know Mike Price cared for other lineman day in and day out through those seasons. Mike Price joined us last summer at the Huron Base Lake Invitational Golf Outing for the first time. Mike Price expressed his commitment to make it back this year. Since his time was up, I joined the team again with Mike Hawks (board of regents and former team member) and the EMU Foundation, suggestion to name the Offensive Line Team Meeting Room in honor of Mike Price. Matt Price ( Current EMU Football team member) and Merry Van Fleteren Price carry on with pride of father and husband I knew as a friend. Michael D. Crowell.