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*J. Joseph Curran, Class of 1946, Men's Basketball Coach (1953-1959)

  • During his coaching tenure, he led the Golden Griffins to three of their greatest seasons
  • Finished 18-7 in 1954-55 and advanced to the NCAA Regionals
  • The next year, the team finished with a record of 19-7 and knocked off top-ranked North Carolina State in the regionals in a four-time overtime win, although would ultimately lose to Temple in the regional finals
  • Curran's 1957 team, with an overall record of 22-6, was the greatest record in program history at the time he was inducted
  • 33rd member of the men's basketball program, and second basketball coach, inducted in the Hall of Fame


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