This third GSU season will also be memorable for Panther fans because Coach Bill Curry has announced it will be his final season as a coach, since making his move to Georgia State five years ago to build a program that didn't even have a football, a helmet, a uniform, a practice field, a coaching staff or football support staff, or even an office for him.
Curry's Hall of Fame career has been football, broadcasting and teaching. An Atlanta native, Curry played for Bobby Dodd at Georgia Tech and was team captain (1962-64). That led to a stellar NFL career that lasted 10 years with four teams, including Green Bay with Vince Lombardi and Baltimore with Don Shula. His NFL teams won three championships and he personally was voted to two Pro Bowls as an offensive lineman.
His coaching stops included building the Georgia Tech program from an independent into an ACC team and eventually one of their best where he was ACC Coach of the Year. He coached Alabama to an SEC Championship and was the national coach of the year. He took on the task of competing at Kentucky, a perennial lower-level SEC team in the toughest college conference in the country. And, he performed the major task of starting the Georgia State football team.
He spent 10 years as a national commentator with ESPN (1997-2007), was Director of Leadership Baylor at Baylor School in Chattanooga and has authored several books.
Bill and his wife, Carolyn (master's and Ph.D. from Georgia State), have two children and five grandchildren.
Make sure you check out more about Coach Curry on our Facebook page because you won't believe what he is most afraid of and has overcome. Find out his favorite travel destinations, his favorite books and why.
Make your move to watch the Panthers at the Georgia Dome this season, starting with the opener on Thursday, August 30.
Visit the Georgia State University Athletics page on Facebook to check out his list of favorites, who his favorite players and coach were, what his best memories as a player and coach were, plus something unique about him that even his teammates don't know.
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