Bill Curley begins his fourth season at Emerson, with the 2014-2015 season serving as Curley's first season serving as the Head Coach of Emerson Men's Basketball. In his first three years, Curley served as the Associate Head Coach with Jim O'Brien leading the Lions to immense success including wins over the No. 1-ranked and returning NCAA Champion, Amherst and over No. 3 WPI in the 2013-2014 season.
Bill was an outstanding player at Duxbury, HS where, as a senior he was recognized as one of the nation's premier players by being selected to the prestigious McDonald's All-American Team in 1990.
Opting to play for former Emerson Coach Jim O'Brien at Boston College, Curley continued his illustrious career by being named Big East Conference Rookie of the Year as a freshmen and All Big East First Team in both his junior and senior years. His college career was culminated by leading BC to the NCAA Elite Eight highlighted by consecutive wins over North Carolina (Dean Smith) and Indiana (Bob Knight) in 1994.
Upon graduating from BC Bill was drafted in the first round by the NBA's San Antonio Spurs and then went on to have a seven year pro career.
Bill continues to run and operate his very succesful Bill Curley Basketball Clinics on the South Shore. Bill, his wife Kim and children Jack (14), Caroline (12) and Andrew (8) live in Duxbury.
Jack Barrett, a 2010 graduate of Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire, has been coaching at Emerson since 2011. He started by serving as an Assistant Coach for three seasons under Head Coach Jim O'Brien before moving into an Associate Head Coach position with Bill Curley.
Since joining the Lions, Barrett has been involved in all faucets of the program, with emphasis on recruiting, player development, scouting opponents, practice and game planning, scheduling, and fundraising.
An Andover, Mass. native, Barrett was named All-Scholastic by both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald in 2004 as a senior at Andover High. After playing a year at prep school basketball power house New Hampton School, Barrett went on to receive a full scholarship to Franklin Pierce University, serving as a three-year captain. He finished his collegiate career at Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Upon graduation, Barrett started his coaching career at Suffolk University under Head Coach Adam Nelson qualifying for the league playoffs.
With Emerson, Barrett has recruited and developed a number of star athletes including five 1st Team All-Conference members, four 2nd Team All-Conference members, three All-Rookie Team members, 1 Rookie of the Year, 1 NEWMAC Playoff MVP, and 2 Emerson Athlete of the Year awards. Barrett also was a huge factor in Emerson’s most recent success, winning the school its first ever NEWMAC Championship (2018-19) and qualifying for the NCAA tournament (2018-19) for the first time in school history. He has qualified for conference playoffs at Emerson in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, and 2019.
Colin will be in his first season at Emerson as an assistant coach. Previously he has coached at Suffolk University before a one year stop at KIPP Academy (Lynn.)
From Melrose, Mass., Colin was named a Catholic Conference all-star in 2009 in his senior season at Boston College High School. Following his time there he went on to Suffolk University where he was a four-year starter and two-year captain. He finished his collegiate career with 1,345 points while being named an ALL GNAC first team selection his senior year.
This year Colin will take on many responsibilities with the Men's Basketball Program. He will assist the staff with recruiting and scouting in addition to his on the court role