Director of Athletics John Shackelford has announced on that Brody Curry C’17 will serve as the next head women’s basketball coach at the University of the South. In addition, he was appointed as the Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Designee (ADID) for the department.
Curry becomes the 13th head coach in the history of the women’s basketball at Sewanee. The program enters its 48th year in 2022-23.
“We are thrilled to see Brody’s transition into our Head Women’s Basketball coaching role. He is a dynamic and energetic young coach with a vision that will translate into a championship program for our women’s team. I know that prospective students will gravitate toward his magnetic personality and his passion for the game, and our current team will be motivated by his ability to build long lasting relationships with his student athletes,” said Shackelford.
Curry, who spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach with the men’s basketball team, was a former four-year letterwinner at Sewanee from 2014-17. He was a two-time member of the Southern Athletic Association’s (SAA) All-Conference Team, and he was a D3hoops.com All-Region selection.
In 100 career games, Curry scored 904 points and had a 54.1 field goal percentage. On ball control, he corralled 650 rebounds.
Earning All-SAA Second Team honors his junior year, he averaged 8.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.
The next year, in 2017, he was named a First Team All-SAA selection, as he was the only player to average a double-double in the conference. Averaging 34.2 minutes per game, he led the league in rebounds (10.9) and was fourth in scoring (15.1) en route to a Third Team All-Region selection by D3hoops.com.
On a national level, he was 30th in both rebounds per game and defensive rebounds per game (7.48). On the offensive glass, he posted 3.4 per game for 46th-best in all of NCAA Division III. Recording 14 double-doubles, 26th-most in the nation, his 295 rebounds was a Sewanee record and 24th in the country.
“I am truly honored to be chosen to lead the women’s basketball program at Sewanee. I’m excited to start building relationships with the players and working to create a new identity for Sewanee Women’s Basketball,” said Curry.
Also announced on Monday, Curry was named Sewanee’s Athletic Diversity and Inclusion Designee (ADID).
“The University of the South is committed to fostering an equitable environment of inclusion and belonging that allows our students and staff to thrive and flourish. Brody’s new role in the department of athletics helps us to narrow that focus onto the experiences of our student-athletes and coaching staff members. Brody is a terrific coach and leader in our department and will help guide our administrative decisions and policies as we prepare for the future of Sewanee Athletics,” said Shackelford.”
The ADID is a staff member who serves as the conduit for information related to national-, local- and campus-level issues of diversity and inclusion and supports diverse and inclusive practices related to athletics.
“In my role as ADID, I will work to create and support a department that attracts, retains and celebrates a diverse staff. I will also work to develop programming to educate and sustain an inclusive community for our athletes,” said Curry.
Graduating Cum Laude from the University of the South in 2017, Curry has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Lee in 2019.
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