MISENHEIMER, N.C. – After eight years as the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Pfeiffer University, Jeremy Currier has announced he has taken the same position at Young Harris College. Currier is one of four coaches in Pfeiffer men's basketball history to record 100 career wins with the Falcons.
"This is a bittersweet moment for us," commented Vice President for Athletics Bob Reasso. "We are delighted for Jeremy, I think it's a tremendous move for his career. We are also devastated to lose a great coach, a wonderful human being and an outstanding administrator. We are excited for him and we wish him well."
In his eight years at the helm, Currier posted 110 wins including guiding the Falcons to back-to-back 20 win seasons for the first time since 2004-05. In 2017, Currier led Pfeiffer to its first regular season Conference Carolinas championship and NCAA Tournament appearance since 2005. In that same season, Currier was named the Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year as well as the NABC Southeast Region Coach of the Year. Currier's Falcons were ranked as high as No. 22 in the NABC national poll and led all of Division I and II in scoring (104.3 ppg), total steals (391), forced turnover (725) and turnover margin (+10.4) while breaking 11 school records.
Despite losing four 1,000-point scorers to graduation, the 2017-18 Falcons were even more explosive on the offensive end, averaging 110 points per game en route to a 21-4 campaign. Pfeiffer opened the season on an 11-game winning streak and won by an average of 24.5 points per game over the course of the year and broke the program record for scoring average and steals.
Currier coached back-to-back All-Americans as selected by Basketball Times with A.J. Clark and Josh Calhoun being named. He also led Pfeiffer to its first win over an NCAA Division I opponent on Nov. 5, 2015 when Pfeiffer defeated North Carolina A&T 65-62 in overtime.
Currier served as the assistant coach at Pfeiffer under Dave Davis for two years before taking over the reins in 2010. Over his career, he has coached 19 All-Conference players and had over 20 former players go on to play professional basketball.
"This decision was very difficult for me and my family," said Currier. "Pfeiffer basketball and this University, have been such a big part of our lives for the past 10 years. I want to acknowledge and thank our Athletic Director, Bob Reasso, who has played an important role in my life as a mentor and as someone who has supported me as a coach through each season. I also want to thank my assistant coaches and my players. Over the years, I have been blessed with a tremendous group of young men who believed in me, had my back, and bought into our vision to build an elite college basketball program. Pfeiffer University will continue to be a special place for me and my family, we look forward to following the future success of the Falcons."
"To our basketball players and our community, we are going to start our search immediately and make an appointment in the near future," said Reasso. "We are looking to find someone to continue the exciting style of play that Jeremy has established and keep our great basketball tradition moving forward."