Tim Curry is beginning his 12th season at the helm of Union College Lady Bulldog basketball program. The Columbia, Ky. native became the program's seventh head coach in March of 2001, and he is the first male to ever hold the position.
Curry is also currently serving as the Interim Director of Athletics, a post he has held since August 2011.
During his tenure, Curry has taken the Lady Bulldog program to new heights as he owns a 209-146record while at Union in becoming the program's winningest coach and a 301-258 career coaching record. In 2002-03 alone, Union set a program record for wins in a season with 25 and a school-record for most 3-pointers made in a season with 296. The Lady Bulldogs won the Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament and advanced to the NAIA Division II National Championship Tournament for the first time in school history. Union made a return visit the the national tournament in 2006-07 as it upset the top three seeds in the AAC Tournament to win the title and earn an automatic berth.
The 2007-08 season saw the Lady Bulldogs win both the regular-season and tournament championships as they advanced to the NAIA Division II National Championship Tournament for the second year in a row and third overall. Union tied the school mark for wins as it went 25-9.
In 2008-09, Curry guided the Lady Bulldogs to a 20-11 overall record, marking the first time in program history Union posted back-to-back 20-win seasons and three winning seasons in a row.
Curry and the Lady Bulldogs continued their winning ways in 2009-10 with a 22-10 record and an AAC regular-season championship, giving Union three consecutive 20-win seasons and four winning campaigns in a row.
Union won the 2012 AAC Tournament championship to advance to its fourth NAIA National Tournament appearance as the Lady Bulldogs finished the 2011-12 season with a 25-8 overall record.
Of the seven 20-win season in Lady Bulldog history, Curry has been at the helm for six of them.
Under Curry, the Lady Bulldogs have had on Second Team All-American, three Third Team All-Americans and two All-American Honorable Mention. In addition, he has had four Appalachian Athletic Conference Players of the Year, one AAC Defensive Player of the Year, one AAC Freshman of the Year and seven First Team All-Conference selections.
Curry arrived at Union College after serving six seasons as the Head Women's Basketball Coach at Bluefield College in Bluefield, Va. During his tenure at Bluefield, the Lady Rams enjoyed the most success in the history of the women's basketball program. Curry departed Bluefield as the winningest coach in the programs history while leading the Lady Rams to their first-ever national rankings.
While at Bluefield, Curry also served as the Assistant Director of Athletics and Head Men's Golf Coach following a two-and-a-half year stint as Interim Director of Athletics at the Appalachian Athletic Conference school.
A 1989 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, Curry began his coaching career at his alma mater in several different positions including Assistant Women's Basketball Coach, Assistant Baseball Coach, and Head Women's Softball Coach. Curry also spent one season at St. Catharine Junior College in Springfield, Kentucky as the Head Women's Basketball Coach and Head Baseball Coach.
Curry is married to the former Susan Feltner of Manchester, Kentucky and they reside in Manchester with their son, Jacob Austin, and daughter, Madison Leigh.
Amanda Vance is in her second season an assistant coach for the Lady Bulldog basketball program.
No stranger to Union College, Vance is a former Lady Bulldog, suiting up from 1999-2003. She recorded a 1,287 career points (currently ranked eighth in program history) as well as 456 career rebounds (currently ninth in program history). She had a breakout season during her senior campaign, scoring 564 points for a 16.0 point-per-game average in helping Union to the 2003 Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament championship and the program's first-ever NAIA Division II National Championship Tournament appearance.
After graduating from Union in 2004, Vance spent five years in Florida before returning home to Harlan, Ky., where she was a teacher's aide at Harlan High School and was an assistant coach for the 5th- and 6th-grade basketball team in 2009. The team went undefeated and won the Harlan County Championship. Vance was also an assistant coach for the Harlan High School girls' team from 2009-11 as it won the All 'A' Tournament twice and the district championship once.
In 2010, she served as the head volleyball coach, leading the team to an All 'A' championship.
Vance resides in Barbourville.
Erin Karlsgodt is in her third season as a member of the Lady Bulldog basketball staff.
During her first season at Union, the Lady Bulldogs posted a 17-13 overall record and went 7-7 in conference play. Two players made the All-Appalachian Athletic Conference Team with two others landing on the All-Freshmen Team. Union also had one to make the All-Defensive Team and four earn spots on the All-Academic Team.
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