ASHEVILLE– A.C. Reynolds High School is bringing back a familiar face to serve as its new athletic director.
Steve McCurry, who was the head football coach at Reynolds from 2003-2007, is returning as an assistant principal and athletic director, according to a release from the Buncombe County schools.
McCurry said he is excited to be returning to such an excellent school, community and athletic program, saying, "Reynolds' athletic program has a strong reputation across the state. The Rockets have been blessed with great student athletes, coaches and support from the school and community. Athletics are an important part of the educational process, and we must promote the educational value of athletics to help our student-athletes develop positive character traits."
McCurry has a strong record of success at many career stops. In 2006, he was Conference Coach of the Year and led the Rockets to an 11-0 regular season. At Greeneville High School in Greeneville, Tennessee, he was both the 2007 and 2008 Conference Coach of the Year, and was also East Tennessee Coach of the Year in 2008. His combined coaching record at A.C. Reynolds and Greeneville is an impressive 56-19.
McCurry is replacing Coach Larry Brow, who is shifting his focus to his coaching responsibilities with the football and softball teams.
A.C. Reynolds High principal Doris Sellers expressed her gratitude to Brow for his hard work. "I would like to thank Coach Larry Brow for the service he has given our school, and I'm glad he can now have the opportunity to focus on his coaching responsibilities," said Sellers. "We are excited about Mr. McCurry's return to A.C. Reynolds High School, and I know he is committed to lead our athletics with a strong competitive spirit and winning heritage."