Posted: 10:59 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2013
Ronald Curry was hired today as an offensive assistant with the San Francisco 49ers, under Jim Harbaugh. Carolina fans will of course remember Curry from his four years under center with the football team and two years as a point guard with the basketball team. While in Chapel Hill, he set UNC records in passing and total yards, both later eclipsed by Darian Durant and T.J. Yates, as well as the rushing touchdowns by a quarterback mark that still stands. He was also MVP of both the Las Vegas and Peach Bowls, and his name still generates a reflexive Tourette's response amongst Virginia fans.
Drafted in the seventh round of the NFL, Curry was converted to a wide receiver by the Oakland Raiders in 2002, the same year Jim Harbaugh joined the program as quarterbacks coach. Curry would play all six years in the pros as a Raider (Harbaugh left to coach college after two) followed by a year on the practice squads in Detroit and St. Louis.
The 49ers press release states that Curry has spent the last three years as coach and athletic director for Morrisville High School in North Carolina. Morrisville, a Wake County suburb, doesn't have a high school — Curry in fact retired to Mooresville, NC, outside of Charlotte. He's been doing some assistant coaching for the Lake Norman Chargers, meaning this is some sloppy writing from the Niners' front office and everyone who regurgitated it.