Jeremy CurrierHead Coach
Office Phone: 704-463-3218
Jeremy Currier enters his fourth season as head men's basketball coach at Pfeiffer University and eighth season as a collegiate coach in 2013-14.
In his first season as Pfeiffer head coach, Currier and his top scoring offense in the Conference Carolinas led Pfeiffer to a fifth place finish. The 2010 Falcon team was among the league leaders in three point field goals made, offensive rebounds per game, rebounding margin, team scoring, and free throw percentage. Chris Woods was named Conference Carolinas Player of the Year, and NABC All American while amassing the 2,000 point career point total.
Currier had previously served as assistant basketball coach at Pfeiffer University for the previous two seasons.
In his two seasons as assistant under Dave Davis, Pfeiffer finished as the highest scoring team in Division II at 103.1 points per game and was ranked third nationally in three-pointers per game (10.6) and steals per game (11.2), while ranking fifth in the country in three-point field goal percentage (42.3%). During that time, Currier helped to develop five All Conference selections, and four future professional players. Considered a highly successful and talented recruiter, Currier was rated the sixth best Division II assistant coach for recruiting success in 2009 by College Bound Hoops and the JUCO Recruiting Report.
Prior to Pfeiffer University, Currier served as head coach at NCAA Division III Daniel Webster College in Nashua, N.H. Currier inherited a program that suffered a winless campaign prior to his arrival and within two years, the program made two straight conference tournament appearances. Hired as the youngest men’s head basketball coach in the NCAA in 2007-08, Currier’s recruiting efforts helped net the New Hampshire State Player of the Year and the program went on to post its highest season wins total in 10 seasons.
Currier’s recruiting class included two all conference selections including the program’s first ever conference “Rookie of the Year.” Those recruits went on the following season to post the best season in program history and first winning campaign in 11 years. Moreover, Currier was the first coach in the College’s history to play Division I opponents, with matchups against the Citadel, Dartmouth College, and Harvard University.
Currier enjoyed a four-year playing career at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. where he helped guide the program to its most successful four-year period (75-35) in program history that included four straight conference final fours, culminating with a conference championship and NCAA tournament appearance in 2004 during his senior season. A deadly shooting guard, and a Street & Smith National Player to Watch selection, Currier was the Commonwealth Coast Conference “Player of the Year” in 2003, finishing as the NCAA statistical leader (all divisions) in three-point field goal percentage (52%) in 2003 and was also a two-time All Conference and All New England selection (2002, 2003), finishing with over 1,100 career points. In 2011, Currier was inducted into the Endicott College Hall of Fame.
Originally from Hampstead, N.H., Currier was a standout at Pinkerton Academy (Derry, N.H.) where he earned a number of accolades including the Nashua Telegraph “Player of the Year,” First Team All State, USA Today All American Honorable Mention, was a McDonald’s All American nominee and finished as the state scoring champion his senior season.
Currier currently resides in Harrisburg, North Carolina with his wife, Natalie.
Darryl SlackAssistant Coach
Office Phone: 704-463-3238
Pfeiffer University men's basketball coach Jeremy Currier announced that Darryl Slack is joining his staff as an assistant coach in May 2013.
A native of Atlanta, GA, Slack comes to Pfeiffer from Kennesaw State University, where he served as an assistant coach to Lewis Preston. As a member of the Owls coaching staff, Slack was involved with player development workouts, coordinating team community service, travel and film exchange, scouting opponents, in-state recruiting, and on-court coaching.
Prior to joining the staff at Kennesaw State, Slack worked at Georgia Tech under both Paul Hewitt and Brian Gregory. During his two seasons with the Georgia Tech men's basketball team, Slack assisted in the day-to-day operations of the basketball office, such as film editing and scout preparation, while also aiding in the practice and skill workouts. Slack also served as a summer camp counselor at Georgia Tech.
As a student-athlete at West Virginia Tech, Slack was a two-time All Mid-South Conference selection, and earned a bachelor's degree in athletic coaching education in 2010. He went on to earn a master's degree in sport management from West Virginia in 2011. Slack prepped at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, where he and current Los Angeles Lakers star Dwight Howard helped the Warriors claim the 2004 Georgia Class A state championship.
"I'm thrilled with the addition of Darryl to our staff," said Currier. "He has experience as a successful college player and coach in an environment where there is an equal commitment to excellence in academics and athletics. His versatility will be a valuable addition to our program."
Slack and his wife, Jessica, who works in the admissions office at Spelman College, live in Smyrna, GA.
Ben McDonaldAssistant Coach
Office Phone: 704-463-3238
Ben McDonald was named Pfeiffer basketball coaching staff in June 2013. McDonald will serve as assistant basketball coach, head junior varsity coach, and strength and condition coach for the Falcons.
McDonald joins Pfeiffer from Cortland, N.Y. where he was the Athletics Coordinator and head coach at Southern Cayuga Central High School and led the 2012-13 Chiefs to their highest win total in the past decade.
McDonald was also the founder of Status Pro Athletics in Cortland, where he specialized in strength and conditioning as well as skill development for high school, college, and professional players. McDonald’s effort helped build Status Pro into the premier basketball training program in Central N.Y.
McDonald also gained valuable coaching experience as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Cazenovia College. In 2009, he was counted on to oversee the Wildcats strength and conditioning program and helped with the day-to-day operations of the team. As a student athlete, McDonald was a four-year letter winner as a member of the baseball, basketball and golf teams and graduated Magna Cum Laude while serving as the President of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and Community Organized for Student Success.
McDonald earned his bachelor’s degree in Professional Studies with a concentration in Sport Management and also earned certification from the International Fitness Professionals Association to become a certified strength and conditioning coach. He earned his Master’s of Science in Sport Management from SUNY Cortland.
Ben currently resides in Concord, NC with his wife Kim.
Pete SchochAssistant Coach
Office Phone: 463-3238
Pfeiffer University head men's basketball coach Jeremy Currier announced the naming of veteran coach Peter Schoch to the Falcon staff as an assistant coach.
Schoch comes to Pfeiffer University after spending the last 13 years as the head coach at Father Gabriel Richard High School in Michigan. Schoch built Father Gabriel into a powerhouse men’s program while leading his teams to five Detroit Catholic League Conference Championship, eight District Championships, one Regional Titles, and Michigan State Tournament Final Four appearances. Schoch was named the Detroit Catholic League Coach of the Year in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, named the Ann Arbor News Men’s Coach of the Year in 2006, and 2008, and honored by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan – Special Mention Coach of the Year Statewide in 2008.
Schoch has a reputation for developing the complete student athlete, and helping young men reach their goals on and off the court. In his time at Father Gabriel, Schoch helped 16 players continue their careers at the collegiate level, including Eso Akunne and Pete Burak at the University of Michigan, Josh Herbeck at Army, Darren Washington at Robert Morris University, and Luther Page at Alabama State University.
Stuart PoplinAssistant Coach
Office Phone: 704-463-3238