100 Wins For Curry At Helm of Lady Raiders

Lady Raider head coach Kristy Curry accomplished something on Friday that has only been done one time before - reach 100 career-coaching wins at Tech.

On Friday the Lady Raiders survived against San Diego to seal a 58-57 victory and preserve their undefeated season heading into Big 12 Conference play.

It marked win No.12 on the season, but it also marked a huge accomplishment for Texas Tech head coach Kristy Curry – career-coaching win No. 100 at Tech.

"You know it's just about the kids, and everybody's that been a part of all that, I don't even think about that," Curry said. "It's awesome for the fact that our program is getting wins, but it's far from just me, it's more about we.

"I'm just happy for the kids, the staff and everybody's that been a part (of it)."

Curry joins legendary Lady Raider coach Marsha Sharp as the only two coaches in the 36-year history of the Tech women's basketball program to reach the 100-win plateau; Sharp finished her 24-year career with 572 wins and the 1993 National Championship.

Curry, following success at Purdue taking the Boilermakers to a record of 179-51 in seven seasons at the helm of the program, took over the Lady Raider program on March 30, 2006.

Following a National Championship winning coach was nothing new to Curry as that's exactly what she did at Purdue, and had to do it at Tech as well.

In her first season the Lady Raiders went 15-16 overall, which marks the only losing season in her time at Tech thus far.

Now last season, which has been the most successful season so far, Tech finished 22-11 over all and 8-8 in Big 12 Conference play marking the first season that they did not have a losing record in conference play.

The 2010-2011 season ended in the NCAA Tournament, marking another accomplishment, because the Lady Raiders had not been there since the 2004-2005 season under the direction of Sharp.

There is a lot of winning left to be done as the No. 13 Lady Raiders sit at 12-0 heading into conference play, and to get that 100th win for Coach Curry was special for the team Tech junior Casey Morris said.

"It was really special, she's a good coach, and getting that win for her shows how good of a coach she is," she said. "You know we're all happy and excited that we got that win."


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