Kelly Curry is entering his third season with the Crimson Tide women's basketball team, working primarily with the post players, while also handling scheduling, recruiting and scouting.
In his first season with the program, Alabama won seven Southeastern Conference games marking the most since the 2001-02 season. Included in those victories was the first in Lexington against Kentucky since 2002, the first against Georgia since 2004, snapping a 23-game losing streak to the Lady Bulldogs, and the first in program history at Vanderbilt's Memorial Gym. Overall, the Tide won 14 games, playing one of the most difficult schedules in the nation.
Freshman forward Ashley Williams became the first Alabama player in three years to be named to the SEC All-Freshman Team. The two-time SEC Freshman of the Week and member of the Cavalier Classic All-Tournament Team, Williams finished as the only freshman in the SEC to rank in the top 20 in scoring and top 15 in rebounding against league opponents coming in at No. 17 in scoring, averaging 13.8 points, and No. 14 in rebounding with 6.9 boards per contest.
In 2014-15, Alabama collected double-digit wins in non-conference play for the first time since 2010 and had several finish in the final Southeastern Conference rankings, including Williams, who ranked No. 1 in field goal percentage for the entire season.
Curry came to Tuscaloosa after serving in the same position at Texas Tech from 2006-13. Throughout his tenure, the Lady Raiders made five postseason appearances and had three 20-plus win seasons.
Prior to his seven-year stint in Lubbock, Curry spent seven seasons at Purdue, where he also coached the post players and was heavily involved in recruiting and scheduling. The Boilermakers advanced to the NCAA tournament in each of those years, making the national championship game in 2001. In addition, Purdue won three Big Ten Tournament Championships (2000, 03, 04) and two Big Ten regular season titles (2001, 02).
Curry began his coaching career at Louisiana Tech in 1998, where he spent one season on the sidelines under Hall of Famer Leon Barmore. That year, the Lady Techsters posted a 30-3 record and reached the NCAA Final Four.
Curry graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in business administration management in 1990 and received his teaching certification in 1993 from Stephen F. Austin.
He and his wife Kristy have two daughters, Kelsey and Kendall.