Robert Curran

Basketball Coach


Who is Robert Curran?

Robert T. Curran was an American college baseball and basketball coach. He was head basketball coach at the University of Massachusetts from 1952 to 1959 and head baseball coach at Holy Cross from 1967 to 1970.

Curran was a multi-sport star from Worcester, Massachusetts who enrolled at the College of the Holy Cross in 1940. After spending a few years in the United States military during World War II, he re-enrolled at Holy Cross and played his first season in 1946–47 and was the starting center on the Crusaders' 1947 national championship team. He was a key contributor for the team, most notably by successfully defending Oklahoma All-American Gerry Tucker in the NCAA championship game. Curran also played baseball for the Crusaders.

Curran became head coach at the University of Massachusetts in 1952. He coached the Redmen for seven seasons, compiling a record of 81-80. He later became an assistant men's basketball and baseball coach at his alma mater and was served head baseball coach for four seasons, from 1967 to 1970, going 37-41-2. Curran died in 1977.

Robert Curran was named to the Holy Cross athletic hall of fame as well as the New England basketball hall of fame.

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on July 23, 2013


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