Football standout keynotes Buckingham convocation

Published 1:06 pm Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Buckingham County Public Schools’ faculty and staff recently had a member of football royalty as their guest speaker at their July 27 convocation. William “Bill” Curry, who was most recently the head coach at Georgia State University and serving as an analyst for ESPN, spoke to the staff about the importance of their role as leaders in the classroom.

Curry shared stories about his dreams and aspirations as a young man and how teachers, coaches and even his grandchildren have taught or continue to teach him about achieving those goals, maintaining respect for self and others and the importance of being a role model.

Curry served as the head football coach at the Georgia Tech (1980–1986), the University of Alabama (1987–1989) and the University of Kentucky (1990–1996). He played football at Georgia Tech (1962–1964) and then played for 10 seasons in the National Football League with four different teams: the Green Bay Packers (1965–1966), the Baltimore Colts (1967–1972), the Houston Oilers (1973), and the Los Angeles Rams (1974).

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