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Price out as Auburn Mountainview boys basketball coach

Jon Price is out as head coach of the Auburn Mountainview boys basketball program, according to school officials.

Athletic Director Andrea McHenry wrote in an email that Price resigned his position and that the school is advertising for a new coach.

Price confirmed he stepped down. He coached the Lions since taking over from Wayne Rumbaugh after the 2007-2008 season.

Although Price declined to comment on the specifics of the decision, he did say he was going to be an assistant coach for Tahoma boys coach Brian Davis next season.

"It wasn't a healthy or stable situation," Price said of his decision to resign. "My time at Auburn Mountainview is at an end, and I'm looking forward to coaching at Tahoma. I'm excited to be at Tahoma, and I'm real excited to be back in the SPSL (South Puget Sound League) 4A."

Price said he was thankful to Davis and Tahoma Athletic Director Tony Davis for the opportunity to continue coaching.

At Auburn Mountainview, Price led the Lions to three playoff appearances, including a West Central District III/Southwest District IV tournament berth last season.

Auburn Mountainview finished the season with a 5-5 record in the SPSL 3A, 13-10 overall.

The Lions also won the Surf and Slam tournament in San Diego last season.

Price will continue to teach at Auburn Mountainview.

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