Georgia State head coach Bill Curry to retire after the 2012 season

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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer

Bill Curry has decided to retire after this season.

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Curry has been the head coach of the Georgia State football team the past two seasons. Prior to taking the Georgia State job, he worked at ESPN as a college football broadcaster.

He will turn 70-years-old in October, and has a 9-13 record in his first two years at the school. He has a career record of 92-118-4 overall mark.

Georgia State will be moving to the FBS level next year, but Curry will not be apart of the move. They will move into the Sun Belt Conference after playing this season as a member of the CAA Football division.

“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,” Curry said. “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.

“I’ve said all along that I will fulfill my contract, and I intend to do that,” he continued. “I am completely committed to coaching this season, and I’m energized by this team and the enormous challenge ahead of us.”

He started out in 1976 as an assistant coach at Georgia Tech, then spent 1977 to 1979 with the Green Bay Packers as an assistant coach.

He became a head coach from 1980 to 1986 at Georgia Tech. He then accepted the head coaching position at Alabama from 1987 to 1989.

He became the Kentucky head coach from 1990 to 1996, before taking a job at ESPN.

He took over the Georgia State program in 2008, as it took two years to build the program. Their first game was in 2010.

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