LaConnda Curry takes spot as girls’ coach at Eastern Alamance

By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

LeConnda Curry knows quite a bit about Eastern Alamance’s girls’ basketball program.

Curry, a 2002 Eastern graduate, played on the Eagles’ Class 2-A state runner-up team as a junior.

She’ll learn more about the Eagles from a different perspective as the new head coach of the team.

“I’m excited and nervous at the same time,” Curry said.

Eastern Alamance’s girls’ basketball coaching position was held by Tim Krotish for 29 seasons. He racked up a 504-255 record.

Krotish retired from the school system in the spring.

“I saw Krotish retired,” Curry said. “So I took a leap of faith and decided to do it.”

Curry has coached Woodlawn Middle School for three seasons. So for coaching, she moves next door to the high school.

The Woodlawn team went undefeated the past two seasons.

“I know the girls,” Curry said. “I coached all of them in middle school.”

Eastern Alamance went 13-13 last season, losing in the first round of the Class 3-A state playoffs.

The new coach is an older sister of JamesOn Curry, who set a career state scoring record during high school with the Eagles before an arrest during his senior season cut short his high school career.

He later was drafted by the Chicago Bulls after playing in college for Oklahoma State, with his one appearance in an NBA game coming for the Los Angeles Clippers. He now lives in Oklahoma.

LeConnda Curry teaches exceptional children at Cummings. She’ll remain in that job during the school days.