Jordan Price returns for his second season at the helm as Field Manager for the 2024 season after becoming the 4th Field Manager for the Big Sticks since their inaugural season in 2018. During the 2022 Badlands season, Price was the pitching coach and helped the Big Sticks pitchers succeed on the mound.
“I am very grateful to be back for another season, this club and our fans are ready for the Northwoods,” said Price. “My last two years in the Badlands have been great. Now, Dickinson feels like home, and I can’t wait to be back again in ‘24 around such a great community”
In 2023, during Price’s first season as manager the team finished with 32 wins which makes six consecutive seasons of 30+ wins. In 448 innings pitched the Big Sticks finished 1st in ERA (3.06).
In 2022, The Big Sticks finished 3rd with an ERA of 4.87 in 505 innings pitched. Badlands also qualified for the playoffs for the 5th consecutive season. The Big Sticks also reached 31 victories in 2022 which makes five consecutive seasons with 30+ wins. Badlands celebrated their 5th anniversary in 2022.
“Jordan will be a great fit for leading our program,” stated Big Sticks General Manager Jason Watson. “He is very knowledgeable and really connected with the players last season. He has a lot of connections which will allow us to continue to bring in quality players but more importantly, quality people who will be active in our community while they are in Dickinson.”
Jordan Price is originally from Longview, Texas where he attended New Diana High School. He began his playing career at LeTourneau University as a 4x letter winner, 2x All-Conference pitcher, and helped his team win the 2014 American Southwest Conference Championship. He led the team in appearances during those 4 years. He graduated from LeTourneau with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology in 2014. In 2015, Jordan was invited to play for the Grand Prairie Airhogs of the American Association League of Independent Baseball. In 2022, Price and the 2014 Team were elected into the LeTourneau Athletics Hall of Fame.
When not in the Badlands, Price is an assistant coach at Metro State University in Denver. He primarily works with the pitchers, but also works with the position players as well. Prior to MSU, he was at Valor Christian in Highlands Ranch, Colorado who are State Champions in 2023, and State Runner-ups in 2021. Price also spent his first 4 years of his coaching career in Texas as Longview High School, and The Brook Hill School.
“I am looking forward to working with a great coaching staff this summer along with a very talented roster that our fans will be excited to watch. I want to thank our owner Dave Ouellette and General Manager Jason Watson for trusting me to lead our team for another summer and compete for a championship. It is going to be a great summer in the Northwoods, Go Big Sticks!”
Jordan currently lives in Littleton, Colorado with his wife Erin, and three-year-old son, Judson.