Texas Tech University Lady Raider basketball coach Kristy Curry has confirmed her resignation and will be accepting the head coaching position at the University of Alabama. Below are statements from Texas Tech Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt, and former head coach Marsha Sharp.
Coach Curry won 21 games this season before falling in the first round of the NCAA tournament against USF. She will take over as the Crimson Tide coach immediately. Curry met with athletic director Kirby Hocutt this morning and gave her resignation to go to roll tide. According to Hocutt the search is already underway and there has been immediate interest. Coach Curry coached the lady raiders for seven seasons.
Statement From Texas Tech Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt
“Earlier this morning, I met with Coach Curry and she informed me that she would be resigning from Texas Tech in order to take the head coaching position at the University of Alabama. A national search for her replacement is underway and the immediate interest in the job has been tremendous. The Lady Raider Basketball program is steeped in history and tradition and its head coaching position is one of the top jobs in this country. We will work as expeditiously as possible with the goal to find the candidate that is the right fit for Texas Tech University and can lead our pursuit of championships and academic excellence.”
Statement from Marsha Sharp, Former Head Coach
"I wish Kristy and Kelly the best of luck at the University of Alabama. I have every confidence that Kirby Hocutt will do an excellent job with this search and find someone who will do a terrific job. I look forward to following this program in the future and know there are many great times ahead for Lady Raider Basketball and our tremendous fans."