Curry Annouces Retirement From GSU After 2012 Season

August 16, 2012 · By · Filed Under Football 

GSU Coach Bill Curry announces retirement at the end of the 2012 season on August 15, 2012.

In a press conference in Atlanta today, Coach Bill Curry announced he will retire from coaching at the conclusion of the 2012 football season. Curry, 69, was hired in 2008 to start the football program at Georgia State after spending 11 years as a television analyst for ESPN.

“The opportunity to start a football program at a university that I love, in my hometown, and the privilege to coach these young men has been one of the highlights of my career,” said Curry. “This has been a labor of love, but after this season, it will be the right time to step away from coaching. I am blessed with good health, but I am ready to move on to other things in my life and devote more time to my wife, Carolyn, and our children and grandchildren.”

In April, Georgia State announced it would move up to the FBS level and join the Sun Belt Conference.

South Alabama and Georgia State, both young programs, completed a home-and-home series last season. They split the series as the Jags won the first meeting in Mobile, but fell in overtime at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Here is the link to the Sports Illustrated article from Wednesday. Here is also a link to the Atlanta Journal Constitution article posted Wednesday.

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