First Black women Basketball Coach, Charlene Curtis, passed away at 67

First Black women Basketball Coach, Charlene Curtis, passed away at 67

Charlene Curtis is the first Black women’s basketball head coach in the ACC, died Thursday from cancer, the conference reported.

Black women’s basketball head coach dies at 67

Charlene Curtis was the first Black women’s head basketball coach in the ACC, has died. She was 67, and died following a fight with cancer, the conference announced.

Charlene Curtis Age, Family, Early Life

Charlene Curtis is 67 years old at the time of her death. He holds an American nationality and he belongs to black ethnicity. His actual born date and Zodiac sign is unknown.

Charlene Curtis Family

Curtis has prohibited the media from knowing specifics about her family, therefore there are no details available.

Charlene Curtis Husband, What about her Children?

Charlene Curtis married to Sharolyn Grant. There is no any information regarding their children.

Charlene Curtis’s career, what is her profession?

Curtis was the head coach at Wake Forest from 1997 to 2004, after head-coaching gigs at Radford and Temple, where she also was the first African American head women’s basketball coach. Curtis played basketball at Radford shortly after the ratification of Title IX in 1972 and became the school’s first 1,000-point scorer, male or female, and a member of its Hall of Fame.

She majored in music and joined a Radford women’s basketball team that didn’t give scholarships at the time. “Charlene was a pioneer in the sport of women’s basketball, but more significantly, she was an outstanding individual,” said ACC commissioner Jim Phillips. “Her generosity and class radiated throughout her life, and she will be missed by all who were lucky to know her and her inspirational attitude.

” She previously served two years as an assistant at UConn before being appointed at Wake Forest. A native of Roanoke, Virginia, her early coaching gigs were an assistant at Radford and graduate assistant coach at Virginia in 1981. She worked with Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan and then-assistant Geno Auriemma.

Curtis became Radford’s head coach in 1984 at age 29, finishing with a 121-53 record in six seasons. Curtis served in the ACC league office as the supervisor of officials for women’s basketball for 11 years, retiring in 2019. Along with her ACC employment, Curtis spent that time as the coordinator of women’s basketball officials for the Southern Conference, the Big South and the Colonial Athletic Association.

How much is Charlene Curtis Net worth?

Charlene Curtis has not disclosed her financial details. Thus it is hard to estimate her net worth.

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Which school and college did She go to?

The name of the school Charlene Curtis attended and the topic she studied, however, is unknown.

Is She available on any kind of social media platform?

Charlene Curtis is not active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Physical Appearance of Charlene Curtis’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorBlack
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Charlene Curtis’s should be knows

Zodiac signNot Available
Relationship StatusMarried