The Mississippi Fellowship of Christian Athletes are excited to have Bill Curry, former NFL player, college coach and ESPN analyst, as the guest speaker for this year's Coaches Luncheon at the MS Association of Coaches Clinic on Thursday, July 19, 2018.
Bill has spent his entire adult life as a leader and communicator. His NFL career included two Super Bowl titles and a stint as the President of the NFL Players Association. Bill served as head football coach for Georgia Tech (’80-’86), the University of Alabama (’87-’89), and the University of Kentucky (’90-’96). In1989, Bill was recognized as the nation’s top coach with the Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year Award.
From 1997 to 2008, Bill came into millions of homes each football Saturday as an analyst for ESPN. In September 2006, the American Football Coaches Association announced Bill as the recipient of the 2007 Amos Alonzo Stagg Award in honor of his outstanding service toward the advancement of the best interests of football.
In June 2008, Bill was selected to be the inaugural head coach of Georgia State University’s new football program. Bill’s book – “Ten Men You Meet in theHuddle” – was released in August 2008 by ESPN books and was praised by author Pat Conroy as “the best book about the NFL” that he ever read.
In 2014, Bill joined former player Pete Wellborn and communications expert Jeff Battcher to form AIM Sports Reputation Management, LLC (“AIM”). AIM provides crisis handling and leadership and success training to universities, professional franchises, and other members of the sports industry.
Bill is married to the former Carolyn Newton of Atlanta, a graduate of Agnes Scott College who earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Georgia State. Bill and Carolyn have two children and seven grandchildren.