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Dr. Hartley Price Bio

  Dr. Hartley Price
Dr. Hartley Price

Hall of Fame Class:
1978 (Coaches and Administration)

Dr. Hartley Price coached Florida State Gymnastics to five national championships. The Seminoles won titles in NCAA men’s gymnastics in 1951, 52, 53 and on five occasions. In 1951 to 1952, Seminole athletes won NCAA titles and in 1951, 1953, and 1954 Florida State won the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) title. These five championships coupled with the six titles he won at the University of Illinois gives Dr. Price one of the finest records in collegiate annals. Price founded and directed Gymkana at Florida State. He also was the founder of the highly successful Tallahassee Tumbling Tots. Internationally known, Price was awarded Fulbright lectureships to India and Columbia. He served for 20 years on the U.S. Olympic Gymnastic Committee. In 1959 he was named to the Helms Foundation Athletic Hall of Fame and three times he received awards from the National Association of College Gymnastic Coaches. A brilliant innovator, educator and coach, Dr. Hartley Price made great contributions to both Florida State University and the community of Tallahassee.


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