Kristy Curry Accepts Alabama Women’s Basketball Head Coach Job

Alabama Crimson Tide

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WIAT) – Texas Tech head coach Kristy Curry has agreed to become the new women’s basketball coach at the University of Alabama.

“I am very excited to announce that Kristy Curry will be the next women’s basketball coach at the University of Alabama,” said UA Director of Athletics Bill Battle. “When we began our search for a head coach, we sought a veteran head coach that had a proven record as a consistent winner. Coach Curry has produced an impressive record at Purdue and Texas Tech. We are thrilled that she has chosen to lead our program, and we are looking forward to welcoming Kristy, her husband Kelly, and their children, Kelsey and Kendall, to Tuscaloosa.”

Curry had been at the helm in Lubbock for seven seasons, reaching the NCAA Tournament twice. She compiled a 130-98 record for the Red Raiders. Prior to her stint at Tech, Curry led the women’s team at Purdue for seven seasons. She led the Boilermakers to the NCAA Tournament each year she was in West Lafayette, including a trip to the title game in 2001.

“I am honored and thrilled to be the next women’s basketball coach at the University of Alabama,” said Curry. “The Alabama program has tremendous potential and I am very excited to get the chance to lead the Crimson Tide back to national prominence. I want to thank the Alabama administration for the confidence they have shown in me, and for giving me this opportunity. We leave Texas Tech with heavy hearts. Kelly and I owe our deepest gratitude to so many people in the Red Raider family. We will always be grateful to the Texas Tech fans, the administration, the faculty and, most of all, our players.”

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS
⦁ Nine NCAA Tournament appearances
⦁ One NCAA Final Four
⦁ Two NCAA Elite Eights
⦁ Four NCAA Sweet 16s
⦁ Three Women’s National Invitation Tournament appearances
⦁ Two Big Ten regular season titles
⦁ Nine 20-win seasons

CAREER HEAD COACHING HISTORY AND RESULTS

Texas Tech University, 2006-13

Year
Overall Record
Big 12 Record
Postseason
2012-13
21-11
11-7
NCAA First Round
2011-12
21-14
6-12
WNIT Third Round
2010-11
22-11
8-8
NCAA First Round
2009-10
18-15
5-11
WNIT Second Round
2008-09
16-15
6-10

2007-08
17-16
4-12
WNIT Third Round
2006-07
15-16
6-10

Seven Seasons
130-98
46-70
Five Postseasons

Purdue University, 1999-2006

Year
Overall Record
Big Ten Record
Postseason
2005-06
26-7
13-3
NCAA Sweet 16
2004-05
17-13
9-7
NCAA Second Round
2003-04
29-4
14-2
NCAA Sweet 16
2002-03
29-6
12-4
NCAA Elite Eight
2001-02
24-6
13-3
NCAA Second Round
2000-01
31-7
14-2
NCAA Runner Up
1999-00
23-8
11-5
NCAA Second Round
Seven Seasons
179-51
86-26
Seven Postseasons

Career Records
309-149
132-96
12 Postseasons

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