MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Pfeiffer University athletic director Bobby Stewart has announced that assistant coach Jeremy Currier will become the new leader of the men’s basketball program effective immediately. Currier spent two seasons under former head coach Dave Davis before Davis took the same post at Newberry last week.
Currier played a major role in the 2008-09 Pfeiffer team that led the country in scoring at 99.8 points per game and advanced to the Conference Carolinas quarter finals. Serving as the recruiting coordinator for the Falcons, Currier was listed 6th in the nation among Division II assistant coaches by the 2008 College Bound Hoops Ranking.
Currier came directly from Daniel Webster College where in his first year as assistant coach he inherited a team with a winless 0-25 record. In 2007, Currier was named the head coach of the Eagles, making him the youngest head coach in the NCAA at age 25. Currier led the young Daniel Webster team to the highest win total in a decade, while breaking five school records. The Eagles made consecutive post season appearances for the first time in 16 years under Currier. Noted as a recruiter, he was able to recruit the New Hampshire State Player of the Year, and the first Great Northeast Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year in school history.
Currier is a 2004 graduate of Endicott College where he was a four-year letter winner with the Gulls program. In his tenure as a player, Endicott posted a 75-35 record, reached four straight Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Final Fours, earned a CCC title and NCAA tournament berth in 2004. Currier is most known for being Endicott’s star three-point shooter, finishing as the NCAA Record Holder for all divisions in three-point field goal percentage in 2002-03. Currier is a two-time Division III All-New England honoree, earned CCC All-Conference honors twice, was named Co-Player of the Year, was an All-ECAC New England Selection, and finished his career with over 1,100 points.
Currier began his career in basketball when he worked for two years with the Boston Celtics front office. His responsibilities ranged from community service, public relations, game operations, ticket sales, season ticket holder relations, and special event management.
“We are extremely excited to have Coach Currier step in to continue leading the Falcons in the right direction” said Stewart. “His multiple roles as an assistant in the past made him the best candidate for the job.”