|Years at St. Bonaventure:||Fourth Season|
Steve Curran reunited with St. Bonaventure head coach Mark
Schmidt when he joined the Bonnies' coaching staff in 2010
after serving as an assistant coach at Central Connecticut State
for five seasons. Curran previously worked as an assistant under
Schmidt at Robert Morris from 2001-04.
Curran has helped Bonaventure earn berths in the NCAA Tournament and CBI during his first three full seasons with the program. In 2011-2012, the Bonnies went 20-12 (10-6 Atlantic 10) and captured victories over Saint Joseph’s, Massachusetts and Xavier to win the Atlantic 10 Championship crown and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in program history.
SBU’s 20 victories overall and 10 in the Atlantic 10 were its most since the 1999-2000 season, the last time a Bonnies team had earned an NCAA Tournament bid. The 10 victories also marked just the fourth time in history a Bonaventure team reached double-digit conference triumphs.
During Curran's five seasons at CCSU, the Blue Devils posted a Northeast Conference record of 56-34 and went 46-22 at home, including 33-12 in home regular season NEC action. In 2006-07, Curran helped the Blue Devils post a memorable run, winning 16 of 18 NEC games and three straight games in the NEC Tournament to advance to their third NCAA Tournament since 2000.
During his time at CCSU, the Blue Devils produced five first team All-Conference selections, one NEC Player of the Year, and two NEC Defensive Players of the Year. They also had the program's first NEC Rookie of the Year in 2007-08 – guard Shemik Thompson – and posted a pair of players on the All-Rookie Team in 2007-08, as well as player of the year Ken Horton 2011.
Prior to spending one season at Siena College in 2004-05, Curran was Schmidt's assistant coach at Robert Morris for three seasons. Over that span, the Colonials won 28 conference games and qualified for the NEC Tournament twice. Curran helped recruit a trio of conference award winners in All-NEC selection Maurice Carter, 2003 All-Rookie Team member Derek Coleman, and 2008 Player of the Year Tony Lee.
Before he joined the staff at Robert Morris, Curran was an assistant with the University of New Hampshire from 1999-2001. He also served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at his alma mater, Merrimack College, from 1994-99.
Curran earned a bachelor's degree from Merrimack in business administration in 1992. As a player, he was Merrimack's captain as a senior, leading the Warriors to a Northeast-10 Conference championship and the second of two straight NCAA Tournament appearances. Curran was named First Team All-Conference as well as being named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-America Second Team.
Steve and his wife Melissa currently reside in Allegany with their children Casey (11), Tyler (9), and Katelyn (7).