Posted: March 14, 2019

Brother Brian Curry, S.C.

Track and Field Coach

Brother Brian coached track from 1964 to 1981. His initial coaching experience in 1964 diversified his talents immediately. That year, Brother coached hurdles, high jumping, long jumping, and javelin for the varsity, junior-midget, and freshmen teams. The next year, he coached the sophomore cross-country team along with the field teams, and generally assisted with the varsity, junior-midget, and freshmen teams. In the mid-sixties until the mid-eighties, he was the freshman cross-country, indoor, and outdoor coach, while still working with the jumping programs on all levels. In the early eighties, Brother had to stop coaching in order to fulfill his administrative duties for the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, first as the director of the local community and later as the Provincial of the New York Province.

In 1962, the school had one trophy in the trophy case, a second place trophy for the Mt. St. Michael Polar Bear Meet. By the time he left, there were almost two hundred trophies in the case. His high jumpers and hurdlers set many school records in the pre-Fosbury flop era and remain and remain in the school’s top ten list for this event. His freshman teams still hold many of the school records in the cross-country, sprints, and distance events which were run at that time. Many of his athletes participated in the 12 junior- midget city championships and won many individual events in the freshman events. In 1978, Brother Brian was honored by the CHSAA for his dedicated service to Catholic High School sports.

Away from the athletic field, Brother has served McClancy and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart well. From a McClancy perspective, he has taught, chaired the English Department, served as Director of the Physical Plant, and he did an excellent job developing and maintaining the school’s first website. Currently, he is the Director of the College Guidance program. Within the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Community, Brother Brian has served as Provincial, Provincial Council member, representative of the General Chapters of 1982 and 1988 in Rome and has participated in the Rule of Life of the Congregation. In 1999, Brother Brian Curry received the Root in Justice Award from the Inner Community Center of Justice and Peace.