Steve Curran reunited with St. Bonaventure head coach Mark Schmidt when he joined the Bonnies' coaching staff in 2010. His tenure at St. Bonaventure has been marked by great success both on and off the court.
Over his six seasons, the Bonnies averaged 18 wins per year, won a share of the 2016 Atlantic 10 regular season title, earned an NIT berth in 2016 and reached the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament twice . In the 2011-12 season, Curran helped the Bonnies to 20 wins, the program's first A-10 championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Last season, the Bonnies finished 22-9 and went 14-4 in the A-10, a program record for conference wins.
Curran is a tireless recruiter who has brought high-caliber players to St. Bonaventure from not just the United States but worldwide. He has also helped develop Bonnies players including 2014 graduates Matthew Wright, Charlon Kloof and Marquise Simmons, as well as 2015 graduate Youssou Ndoye, all of whom earned their degrees and are now playing professional basketball. Ndoye spent the 2015-16 season with the Austin Spurs of the NBA Developmental League and now plays in Europe while Wright, Kloof and Simmons have also found success playing overseas. Foremost among his recent recruits is Jaylen Adams, who earned first team All-Conference accolades in 2015-16 and again in 2016-17. He's also recruited All-Atlantic 10 guard Matt Mobley and team captain Idris Taqqee, both returning starters on the 2017-18 team along with Adams.
Prior to coming to St. Bonaventure, Curran served as an assistant coach at Central Connecticut State for five seasons. Curran had previously worked as an assistant under Schmidt at Robert Morris from 2001-04.
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, 2011 NEC Player of the Year and CCSU all-time leading scorer Ken Horton, and two NEC Defensive Players of the Year. Curran also recruited the program's first NEC Rookie of the Year in 2007-08, guard Shemik Thompson.
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 have three children -- Casey, Tyler, and Katie.