Edniesha Curry

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Edniesha Curry
Maine Black Bears
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueAmerica East Conference
Personal information
Born (1979-07-09) July 9, 1979 (age 41)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Listed weight138 lb (63 kg)
Career information
High schoolPalmdale (Palmdale, California)
College
WNBA draft2002 / Round: 3 / Pick: 41st overall
Selected by the Charlotte Sting
PositionPoint guard
Number1, 22
Career history
As player:
2003Phoenix Mercury
2005Los Angeles Sparks
As coach:
2015–2017Maine (women's assistant)
2018–presentMaine (men's assistant)

Edniesha Nicole Curry[1] (born July 9, 1979) is an American retired women's basketball player and current coach. She is an assistant coach with the Maine Black Bears men's basketball team.

Personal background[edit]

Curry had two daughters. Curry’s Stepmother was Jenoah Curry. Curry also had three brother and two sisters.[2] Curry was a four-sport athlete at high school, lettering three times in basketball, three times in track, two times in tennis and once in cross country. Curry began to play basketball at her high school—Palmdale High school in Palmdale, CA. When Curry finished high school in Palmdale, she spent the first three college season. The University which Curry studied in was California State University Northridge. At the college, Curry was a two- time all-Big Sky Conference team selection from 1998 to 1999. She currently held the school’s record for 3 -point baskets made (168).[3] After that, Curry transferred from California State University Northridge to the University of Oregon in 2000 and then Curry received a Pacific Conference honourable mention in 2002. That was her first season with this team. In the first season, the average point of Curry was 9.8 points per game at Oregon and dished out 104 assists.[2]

In 2002, Curry was drafted by the WNBA’s Charlotte Sting. She was a professional basketball player and played professional basketball for the eight years in Europe, Middle East for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and Los Angeles Sparks.[4]

Basketball playing career[edit]

Curry became a professional in 2002. Curry, who has played in the WNBA for four years, fits well with phoenix mercury and the Los Angeles Sparks. During her WNBA career, Curry was drafted in the third round of the 2002 WNBA Charlotte Sting.[3] In 1998, she was selected for Women’s Basketball Journal All-Freshman team.

Durning Curry’s European Career, she has been an athlete from 2003. She worked as an athlete in Thessaloniki Greece from 2004 to 2005 for Greek All- Star. From 2003 to 2004, she worked in Ra’ananna Israel. In Budapest Hungary, she worked for Fiba Cup Europe from 2005 to 2006. In 2007 and 2008, she worked in Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel and then she worked in Lezno Poland. From 2008 to 2009, she went to Holon, Israel for the Israeli Cup Sem-Finalist.[3]

Curry was in the Oregon women's basketball team. Only did she play one game at Oregon, she had brought great success to the team and herself.[4] She played on the international tour of Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece, Israel, Hungary and Poland as well.[5]

In the early career period, Curry was a WNBA and FIBA basketball player (2002-2009). Curry was a Global Basketball Development Assistant in Adidas company in 2009 and 2010. During this period, she was in WNBA. Curry was as an International Basketball Development Coach when she was in Israel, China and Vietnam from 2012 to 2015.

Awards[edit]

When Curry as a junior, she led the Matadors in scoring for the third straight year and the average point of Curry was 15.3 in the tournament. She established career-highs with 10 rebounds at Northern Arizona and 10 assists vs. Portland State. Curry scored 47 points in two games en route to the school’s first appearance in the NCAAs. After getting the great grade, she won Big Sky Tournament MVP as a sophomore. What’s more, she scored a career-high 40 points at LMU.[2] Curry won the prize in WNBA 2003 Phoenix Mercury, WNBA 2004 Phoenix Mercury Training Camp/ Pre-Season, WNBA 2005 Indiana Fever Training Camp/ Pre-Season and WNBA 2005 Los Angeles Sparks.

In the Cal State University Northridge from 1998 to 2000, she won the Cal State Northridge’s all-time leader in three-point baskets with 168. In 1998, Curry won All-Big Sky selection.In the same year, Big Sky Freshman of the Year. At the same year, Curry was picked to the Women’s Basketball Journal All-Freshman team. In the next year (1999), Curry won the All-Big Sky selection again.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Curry tried to become a coach when she was 25 years old. At the age of 25, Curry first worked with coach Michael Abraham with an AAU Boys and Girls Club team as a way to give back to the kids.[6]

In July 2015 Curry joined the UMaine women's basketball team as a player development and assistant coach where she worked under Coach Richard Barron until May 2017. She left UMaine to work with the Assistant Coaches' Program and the Atlanta Classical Academy as Women's Athletic Program Manager. In 2018 Curry returned to UMaine to work again with Coach Barron as an assistant coach for the UMaine men's basketball team.[7]

During 2018 when Curry returned to UMaine, "Coach Eddie" was the only woman coach for a NCAA Division I men's basketball team in the United States.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edniesha Nicole Curry was born on July 9, 1979 in Los Angeles County, California". californiabirthindex.org. California Birth Index. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Coach Eddie Basketball".
  3. ^ a b c "Edniesha Curry named assistant coach for Maine men's basketball team".
  4. ^ a b "Curry Breaking Barriers As Coach".
  5. ^ "Edniesha Curry to instill confidence in Maine's men's basketball team".
  6. ^ "Edniesha Curry Breaks Through Glass Ceiling: Named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at University of Maine".
  7. ^ a b "Edniesha Curry - Assistant Coach - Staff Directory". University of Maine Athletics. Retrieved 2020-10-08.