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Curran Named One Of Nation's Most Impactful Mid-Major Assistant Coaches

Curran Named One Of Nation's Most Impactful Mid-Major Assistant Coaches

St. Bonaventure Associate Head Coach Steve Curran has been named one of the nation's "most impactful mid-major assistant coaches" by Silver Waves Media.

The organization considered assistant coaches from 13 conferences - the Atlantic 10, American, West Coast, Mid-American, Mountain West, Missouri Valley, Colonial, Southern, Sun Belt, Ivy, Conference-USA, Summit and Metro Atlantic - using research from program success over recent seasons. 

Curran was one of 50 assistant coaches honored in the list.

On staff for the past decade with head coach Mark Schmidt, Curran has served as an instrumental part of the Bonnies success during that time. St. Bonaventure has posted eight seasons of at least 18 wins in the past decade with two NCAA Tournament appearances, an NIT bid, an Atlantic 10 Championship, co-regular season A-10 title and another A-10 championship appearance. In the past six seasons, the Bonnies are the only A-10 program to produce double-digit conference victories every year. 

Since 2014-15, the Bonnies own a .667 winning percentage in the Atlantic 10 with a mark of 72-36. 

Curran is a tireless recruiter who has brought high caliber players to St. Bonaventure from not just the United States but worldwide.

He recruited both Kyle Lofton and Dominick Welch as part of Bona's tremendous 2018-19 freshman class. An Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team selection, Lofton became one of the league's top point guards and helped the Bonnies to the A-10 Championship Game and was named first team all-conference as a sophomore. Curran also aided in the development of Osun Osunniyi who set the program record for freshman blocks and picked up A-10 all-conference honors each of the past two years.

Curran has been responsible for bringing in much of the program's top talent during his tenure. He recruited and helped develop All-A-10 talents Jaylen Adams, who was named the conference's co-Player of the Year as a senior and played in the NBA with the Atlanta Hawks in 2019, as well as First Team selections Matt Mobley and Courtney Stockard who each now play professionally overseas.

He has also helped develop other top 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.