Former UC Santa Barbara soccer standout Greg Curry rejoined the
Gauchos for the 2011 season as an assistant coach. Curry returned
to the UCSB campus after spending three seasons as an assistant
coach at Sacramento State.
Curry was a four-year letterwinner at UCSB, competing for the
Gauchos from 2003-07 (he redshirted the 2005 campaign). During his
four years on the active roster, UCSB advanced to two College Cup
finals and he started five games in the 2006 NCAA Tournament,
including the semifinal and championship games. The one-time team
captain helped UCSB post 41 shutouts and a combined 0.88 goals
against average during his career. The defender was named to the
UCSB All-Decade Team in December of 2009.
Following his collegiate career, Curry played with the San
Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer, where he was a member of
their reserve squad after being selected in the third round of the
2008 MLS Supplemental Draft. Injuries forced Curry to retire from
playing in 2008.
While he was at Sacramento State, Curry helped guide the
Hornets to a 31-20-12 three-year record and to two consecutive
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament titles. Sac State
also advanced to the NCAA Tournament Second Round the past two