FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas native Chris Curry has been added to the Arkansas baseball staff as a volunteer assistant Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn announced on this week.
Curry has a wealth of experience both as a player and a coach and should be a tremendous help to the Razorback coaching staff as they look to improve upon the 2008 season. Arkansas’ newest staff member joins the Razorback program after spending three years as an assistant coach at Hendrix College and most recently at Arkansas Tech. Prior to his coaching stint, Curry played seven years in the minor league systems of the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs as a catcher.
As a member of the Razorbacks, Curry has been asked to coach the catchers, assist with hitting instruction and coach first base when the Hogs are batting. He will also assist with the planning and implementation of practice sessions.
A native of Conway, Ark., Curry was an all-state pitcher and catcher for Conway High School and set 10 hitting and catching records with the Wampus Cats between 1994-96. His collegiate career began at Meridian Community College before taking him to Mississippi State University for one year. Curry was drafted following the 1999 season in the ninth round by the Chicago Cubs.
The Razorback baseball team is wrapping up its fall season as it prepares for its annual Cardinal and White series beginning on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12. For more information regarding Razorback baseball or University of Arkansas athletics please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.