The Lady Raiders Have Their Coach

Former Purdue head coach Kristy Curry was named the successor to Marsha Sharp at a news conference this afternoon. For the first time in 24 years there will be someone on the sideline instead of Coach Sharp, and there is none better than Curry.

In 6 years as the head coach of the Purdue Boilermakers, she has won two Big Ten regular-season and three Big Ten Tournament championships. Curry's overall record stands at 153-44 (.777) during her tenure in West Lafayette.

Although winning and building a successful program are very important, one of the main focuses of Gerald Myers when he was searching for the proper candidate was how much the coach was involved academically and in the community. Kristy met both of these requirements. In the last 5 years, 12 of her players have received Academic all Big-10 honors. Her involvement in the community is second to none, as she was a very active member in the United Way, the local Girl Scouts, and Habitat for Humanity.

During the press conference, Kristy was quick to thank Marsha Sharp for all she has done. "Marsha Sharp paved the way, and I am very honored and proud to carry on the tradition she developed," said Kristy. "I cannot express how happy we are to be back in Texas."

The Red Raiders are getting a proven winner and even a better person as their next head coach. Welcome to Lubbock Kristy.

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