Kelly Curry is in his second year as an assistant coach with the Lady Raiders. He is the offensive coordinator of the staff and his primary responsibilities include scheduling, working with the perimeter 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 began his career in 1994, when he served as football, boys basketball and track and field coach at Palmer High School in Texas.
After his stint at Palmer, Curry took a position at his alma mater, Hillsboro High School, in his hometown of Hillsboro, Texas. He served as the junior varsity boys basketball coach and freshman and varsity football coach.
From there, Curry moved on to Quitman High School in Louisiana, where he spent two years as athletics director and girls varsity basketball coach before going to Louisiana Tech.
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 and Kendall, and their dog, Maggie.