ATLANTA, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Georgia State football Coach Bill Curry announced Wednesday he will retire at the end of the upcoming season.
Curry, who turns 70 in October, has compiled a 92-118-4 during his career, including going 9-13 the past two seasons, which were the very first for the Panthers program.
"The opportunity to start a football program at a university that I love, in my hometown, and the privilege to coach these young men has been one of the highlights of my career," Curry said. "This has been a labor of love, but after this season, it will be the right time to step away from coaching. I am blessed with good health, but I am ready to move on to other things in my life and devote more time to my wife, Carolyn, and our children and grandchildren."
Georgia State Athletics Director Cheryl L. Levick said the search for Curry's replacement will take place after the 2012 season.
Georgia State will move from Division I FCS to the FBS next year and play in the Sun Belt Conference. This year, the Panthers are playing their only season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.
Curry's coaching career includes stints as head coach at Georgia Tech, Alabama and Kentucky. He also was an assistant coach for the Green Bay Packers.
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