Bill Curry’s upcoming season at Georgia State will be his last as a college football coach.
Curry, 69, told his team Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the season, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
A news conference has been scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
His retirement will bring to close a coaching career that has included stops at Georgia Tech, Alabama and Kentucky.
Curry also had a distinguished NFL playing career including Super Bowl wins as a center with the Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Colts.
Georgia State hired Curry in 2008 to start the school’s football program. It began play in 2010 as a FCS independent and has posted records of 6-5 and 3-8 in its two campaigns.
The Panthers move to the Colonial Athletic Association this season before making the jump to the FBS in 2013 as a member of the Sun Belt Conference. The school is eligible for a bowl game in 2014.
Running back Parris Lee was one of Georgia State players that went to Twitter to express their feelings about Curry’s departure.
this man has changed my life forever it will be hard to see him go. ill do wherever i can to help him leave
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