Kelly Curry is in his seventh year as an assistant coach with the Lady Raiders. He is the defensive coordinator of the staff and his primary responsibilities include scheduling, working with the post players, recruiting and scouting opponents.
Curry arrived on the South Plains after spending seven years as an assistant coach at Purdue University. While at Purdue, he coached the post players and was heavily involved in recruiting and scheduling. The Boilermakers won two Big Ten regular-season (2001, 2002) and three Big Ten Tournament championships (2000, 2003, 2004). Curry also helped guide Purdue to seven NCAA Tournament appearances, including the national championship game in 2001.
Prior to his stop in West Lafayette, Curry spent one year on the sidelines as an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech under Hall of Fame coach Leon Barmore during the 1998-99 season. Curry worked with the Lady Techsters post players and ran the team's strength and conditioning program. All his worked paid off as Louisiana Tech posted a 30-3 record and reached the NCAA Final Four.
Curry graduated in 1990 from Texas A&M with a degree in business administration management and received his teaching certification from Stephen F. Austin in 1993.
He and his wife, Kristy, reside in Lubbock with their two daughters, Kelsey (11) and Kendall (8), and their two dogs, a Jack Russell Terrier, Maggie, and a West Highland Terrier, Daisy.