Jack Curran Inducted in 2005

Coach Inducted in 2005
Jack Curran Jack Curran, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 2005
Photo credit: (Robert Caplin, NY Times)
John Joseph Curran (September 6, 1930 – March 14, 2013) a New York City native, attended All Hallows High School in the Bronx (1948) At St. John’s University, he became a pitcher of the varsity team. Later, Curran played minor league baseball in the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies organizations.

Curran began coaching in 1958 at St. Ann’s Academy, which was renamed Archbishop Molloy High School. During his career at Archbishop Molloy, Curran won more basketball and baseball games than any high school coach in the United States. His former players are the former NBA players Brian Winters, Kevin Joyce, Kenny Smith, Robert Werdann, and Kenny Anderson.

Career highlights CHSAA Coach of the Year 25 times in baseball, 22 times in basketball, and he won the city championships in three different decades. He has been elected into nine different Halls of Fame, including the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame.