REQUEST COACH BILL CURRY
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Categories: Leadership, Team Building, Inspirational, Wisdom, Success/Failure, Diversity, Sports, Family, Humor
Bill Curry's inspirational messages have mesmerized audiences ranging from Millennials to C-Level Executives. Using a commanding, passionate, and often humorous delivery, he connects with each listener, leaving a profound impression every time he speaks.
Curry draws from his 36 Years of experience as a college and professional football Player and Coach, and 54 Years as Husband to his high school sweetheart Carolyn, and Father to their two children, Bill Jr. and Kristin.
When Curry talks of leadership and success, his personal message is molded by extraordinary mentors and role models. He learned the game from such legendary masters as Bobby Dodd, Vince Lombardi, and Don Shula. He snapped the ball to a who's who list of quarterbacks, including Bart Starr, Johnny Unitas and Billy Lothridge. He was a two-time Pro Bowl center and a three-time NFL Champion, including victories in Super Bowls I and V.
Curry has shaped thousands of young men's lives, families and careers not only as a teacher, father figure, and mentor, but also as their Head Football Coach at Georgia Tech, Alabama, Kentucky and Georgia State.
As an analyst and on-air personality for ESPN, Bill was the broadcast equivalent of comfort food. There was nothing better for the true football fan than settling into a plush easy chair on Saturday night and hearing that unmistakable voice analyzing . . . teaching . . . but never pandering.
In 1977, with dear friend and muse George Plimpton, Bill wrote his first book: "One More July – A Football Dialogue."
In 2008, Bill's next book – "Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle" – was released by ESPN books and was immediately praised by author Pat Conroy as the best book ever about the NFL.
AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
NFL Champion (Green Bay Packers)
2-time Super Bowl Champion (I and V, Green Bay Packers & Baltimore Colts)
2-time Pro Bowl Center
NFL Players Association (NFLPA) President
Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year (Alabama)
SEC Champion (Alabama)
2-time SEC Coach of the Year (Alabama)
ACC Coach of the Year (Georgia Tech)
5 Bowl Appearances (Sugar, Sun, Peach, Hall of Fame, All-American)
First Head Football Coach in Georgia State Univ History
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
ESPN College Football Analyst
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award
Gerald R. Ford Legends Center Award
Intellectual Property Legends Award
American Bar Assoc
Boy Scouts of America
Cerebral Palsy, Inc
Ga High School Board Assoc
Gordon Biersch Restaurants
Green Bay Packers
Hendrick Motor Sports
Jim Ellis Auto Group
Unum Insurance Company
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Comm.
U.S. Probation Officers
REQUEST COACH BILL CURRY
“Bill Curry’s ability to connect with people and have an impact is undeniable. Whenever he is a guest on our show, “Mike & Mike,“ the positive reaction to his “words of wisdom“ from our 28 million weekly listeners is by far second to none. On a personal note, Bill is on the level of my father as figures I respect. I would listen to any teaching or coaching words he has to say.”
Mike Golic, ESPN's “Mike & Mike”
“Bill Curry was sensational in his speech to my national sales force. His comments resonated with each member. He uses real life experiences to illustrate the qualities of leaders and what it takes to win.”
Jim Terry, VP Nat'l Sales, Coca-Cola N.A.
“As I listened to Bill Curry, I was awestruck. He is the entire package. Not only does he command the attention of the room with his engaging and captivating style, but he has a wealth of knowledge and experience that make his words and messages come alive.”
Dr. Sara Hickman, NFL Manager of Player Development