AJC Reports GSU’s Bill Curry To Retire After 2012 Season

August 15, 2012 · By · Filed Under Football, News 

The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that Georgia State’s Head football coach Bill Curry will retire following the 2012 season. It is believed that he will tell his players on Wednesday morning before practice.

This comes in the midst of the Panthers transition to FBS and joining the Sun Belt.

Curry began in college football when he played at Georgia Tech. He then went on to play in the NFL for ten years and was part of three championship teams. He then returned to the college football ranks by coaching at Georgia Tech before going to Alabama where he was named the national coach of the year. He then left for Kentucky before he went into broadcasting with ESPN as an analyst.

In 2008, he was hired by Georgia State to start their football program from scratch. His first two seasons he led the Panthers to a 6-5 record followed by a 3-8 record last season.

Curry’s expected announcement is not completely unexpected. He will celebrate his 70th birthday in October. He has repeatedly given the same answer when asked if he if he was going to stay on with the school. He continually answered that he would make that decision when the season ends in November.

Some of the factors that will play into his decision is his health and possibly spending more time with his family.

You can read the AJC’s full article here.

UPDATE: This morning Georgia State University has called a press conference for 1pm Eastern.

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