Walter Curry - Head Men's Track Coach
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Walter Curry begins his 15th season as the head coach of men's and women's track & field for the Cardinals in 2015-16. Before becoming head coach at Wesleyan, Curry was an assistant track coach for eight years at Boston College.
Curry had a successful stint at B.C., coaching three Division I All-Americans and numerous Big East All-Conference and All-New England performers during his time with the Eagles. In his 15-year tenure at Wesleyan, Curry has had similar success, coaching 35 NCAA qualifiers (20 indoors and 15 outdoors) and 19 All-Americans (13 indoor, six outdoor) two of whom were crowned National Champion (Indoor 55m dash in 2003, Indoor 5,000m run in 2007). At the conference level, Curry guided the men’s team to a fourth-place finish in the 2008 NESCAC Championships, which was the highest conference finish in Wesleyan history.
A graduate of Iowa State University where he was an outstanding hurdler and sprinter for the Cyclones as a member of their indoor and outdoor Big Eight conference championship squads of the mid 80s, Curry had several individual top-three conference finishes, a place on the Iowa State 55m hurdles and 110m hurdles top-10 list, and a trip to the NCAA Division I Championships in 1986 to his credit.
Curry began coaching while a student at Iowa State, working with the Cyclones' summer camp in 1985 and 1986. More recently, Curry has been a clinician for the hurdles events at the Brown University Track & Field camp from 1995 to 2002, and was a guest clinician at the 2000 and 2001 New England High School Track & Field Coaches Clinic. For the past two years, Curry, along with Wesleyan Track, has been the co-sponsors of the Connecticut H.S. Coaches Association Track & Field Clinic. The event is hosted by Wesleyan Track & Field in the Bacon Field House each November.
Curry is also a U.S.A.T.F. level II certified coach in sprints/hurdles, along with his certification in the jumps and throws. Curry had the good fortune to be involved in the teaching of the "hurdle event" as the writer, co-producer and clinician for an instructional video on hurdling which was first distributed nationally by Championship Books and Video Productions in 1998, and is still in circulation today, teaching high school athletes and coaches the principals of the hurdle event.
Curry resides in Torrington, Conn. with his wife Judy and their three children - Olivia, Dante and Austin.