|Coach Michael Curry
Montgomery Catholic is proud to announce Michael Curry as the new Head Coach for Varsity Boys Basketball. “We are thrilled to welcome Coach Curry to our Montgomery Catholic family,” said Anne Ceasar, President of Montgomery Catholic. “He brings a wealth of experience to our basketball program and we know that he will continue its momentum. We look forward to our new coach being in our new gym!”
Coach Curry was equally enthusiastic about joining the coaching staff. “I am so excited to be joining the Montgomery Catholic family. This is truly an honor and I look forward to building on the strong foundation that has been laid in this program. I would like to thank Mrs. Ceasar, Principal Castanza and AD Veres for giving me this opportunity to lead the boys basketball program here at Montgomery Catholic.”
Curry comes to Catholic with a long history of high school and collegiate basketball coaching. He spent the past 5 seasons with the Alabama State University Hornets as an assistant men’s basketball coach. Prior to this, he served as an assistant coach for seven seasons at Troy University where he was instrumental in bringing home the Trojans’ first-ever Sun Belt regular season title in 2010.
In 2002, Curry started his college coaching career at Okaloosa-Walton after four seasons as head basketball coach at Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery. Six of his high school players received college basketball scholarships and one was named Metro Montgomery 6A player of the year.
“We are so excited to welcome Coach Curry to our Montgomery Catholic family,” said Athletic Director Daniel Veres. “We took some time to ensure we had the right fit for our program, and we believe Mike is the perfect fit. Personally, I’m excited for all of the student athletes to meet him. I believe they will be blown away by who he is as a coach and by how well he will connect with them as a mentor and leader.”
Born into an Air Force family, Curry and his four siblings moved all over the world before settling in Selma, Alabama where his father, CMsgt. Thomas Curry, taught RCIA classes at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Selma following his retirement. A 1989 Selma High School graduate, Curry played basketball and ran track. As a senior, he was voted Most Valuable Player and finished third in the state high jump. He played basketball at Chattahoochee Valley Community College and at Georgia Southwestern College before earning a Bachelor of Science in physical education from Alabama State University in 1996.
Montgomery Catholic is looking forward to the upcoming season with Coach Curry and the new facility that will house his teams. Construction is ongoing for a 31,000 square foot gymnasium with stadium seating and capacity for 800. The gym will have two regulation basketball courts, a weight room, concession area, offices, locker rooms and conference rooms. The new gym is projected to open in 2019.