Kelly Curry is entering his first season with the Crimson Tide women's basketball team after spending the last seven seasons at Texas Tech.
While at Tech, Curry was the defensive coordinator of the staff and was also responsible for working with post players, scheduling, recruiting and scouting. 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.