He’s the dean of Big 12 baseball coaches and the most successful coach in Kansas program history. And Ritch Price is just as fired up about Jayhawk Baseball as he was when he took the job in the summer of 2002. Price is responsible for the Jayhawks’ lone Big 12 Tournament championship and three of the school’s five all-time NCAA Regional appearances. But it hasn’t been easy. When Price took over the program, facilities and support were lacking. How was he able to convince fans to invest in Jayhawk baseball, and how did Roy Williams play a role in helping the program grow? Price has built KU baseball into a family. That shouldn’t be surprising, considering his dad played with Ted Williams and his three sons all played for him, with one eventually joining his staff. In many ways, Ritch Price is the patriarch of Kansas baseball.