George Curry (American football)

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Crispin Field, where Curry's Bulldogs played
Banner advertising fund raising event in honor of Curry.

George Curry (1944 – April 1, 2016) was an American football coach. He coached high school football for 46 years, in which he amassed 455 victories with six Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class 3A championships. All of his state championships came during a stretch in the 1980s and 1990s, as part of a 43-year stint at Berwick Area High School in Berwick, Pennsylvania.[1] During his time at Berwick, Curry also won three mythical national championships and was USA Today High School Coach of the Year twice.

Curry stepped down as head coach at Berwick in 2005, and spent three more seasons at Wyoming Valley West High School. He retired in December 2008.[2]

On June 11, 2012, local media (WNEP, WBRE and the Times-Leader) reported that Curry has been rehired to coach the Berwick Bulldogs on an interim basis beginning with the fall 2012 season.[3][4][5][6]

Curry died on April 1, 2016,[7] of ALS, which he had been diagnosed with the year prior.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Pa. legend Curry prepares to face program he built". Sports Illustrated. May 24, 2006. 
  2. ^ "George Curry, The winningest high school football coach in PA steps down". December 4, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Curry to coach Berwick in 2012". Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader. June 11, 2012. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Curry back as Berwick head coach for this fall: Current coach takes Mass. job 2 months before fall practice. No Dawg assistant wanted post". Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader. June 12, 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-06-15. 
  5. ^ "Curry Is Back at Berwick". PA June 11, 2012. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Curry Back at Berwick". June 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ Kalinowski, Bob (April 2, 2016). "Berwick loses its hero". Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: Citizens' Voice. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ "George Curry: Obituary". Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: Citzens' Voice. April 2, 2016. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ Erzar, John (April 1, 2016). "Farewell to a legend: Berwick coaching legend George Curry dies at 71:". Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader. Retrieved April 2, 2016.