Curry took the job at Georgia State 12 years after his last time as a head coach at Kentucky in 1996. He was also previously the head coach at Georgia Tech and Alabama. Curry was named both ACC and SEC coach of the year during his tenures with the Ramblin' Wreck and Crimson Tide.
This preseason when Curry announced he was to retire this year, Georgia State running back Parris Lee said on Twitter, "this man has changed my life forever it will be hard to see him go. ill do wherever i can to help him leave."
I had the opportunity to have a brief discussion with Curry this summer at the Sun Belt Media Day. He was politely accommodating during the interview, but I could see in his eyes that he was very tired. Curry told me, "It is tough to compete and win in today's world of football... Our guys have to work out year round now. I was not aware that it was this demanding on this generation, but it is so we are demanding more and more to show and have a quantum improvement."
His 10-23 record with the Panthers may not show what he really accomplished. He did a lot when taking on the challenge of helping build a program from scratch. Curry is a class act and I give a good farewell to his head coaching career.
Now 70, Curry showed he still had some moves in his last season.
Career Coaching Record
Georgia Tech 31-43-4 (1980-1986)
Alabama 26-10 (1987-1989)
Kentucky 26-52 (1990-1996)
Georgia State 10-23 (2010-2012)