Former Bulldog named pitching coach at NW State

By The Associated Press

NATCHITOCHES, La. — Chris Curry, a former Arkansas Razorbacks assistant coach who guided Meridian (Miss.) Community College to a conference championship this spring, is the new pitching coach for the Northwestern State baseball program.

Curry, who was a catcher with the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants, was hired by the Demons’ new head coach, Lane Burroughs. The appointment is subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System.

Burroughs said Tuesday that Curry is a rising star who makes those around him better.

The 2012 Miss-Lou Conference coach of the year, Curry was 69-44 in two seasons at Meridian following two years under former Demon head coach Dave Van Horn at Arkansas. Curry played for coach Ron Polk as a catcher at Mississippi State in 1999.