Coach Jack Curran (1930-2012)
20 Mar, 2013
By Polly Kreisman
Wednesday’s funeral for celebrated New York City high school basketball and baseball coach Jack Curran, who died at his home in Rye March 14, is expected to draw unusually heavy traffic to the Boston Post Rd in Rye Wednesday.
Curran coached both sports at Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens for 55 years. The New York Times published this tribute.
According to reports, his teams won five city championships in basketball and 17 in baseball. No other New York City coach has ever won a title in both sports in the same year. Curran did it four times — 1969, 1973, 1974 and 1987. His record was 972-437 in basketball and 1,708-523 in baseball.