Watch nationally known coach and active churchman Coach Bill Curry present an inspiring message at the April Day1 Prayer Breakfast, with host Peter Wallace, Dr. Dock Hollingsworth, and the Rev. Canon Carolynne Williams.
Day1 host Peter Wallace emceed the morning program. The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth, senior pastor of Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, offered a blessing. Leslie G. Callahan III, chair of the board of trustees of the Alliance for Christian Media, offered a welcome. The Rev. Canon Carolynne Williams of St. Philip's Cathedral in Atlanta offered a morning prayer.
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About Bill Curry:
As a player, Bill Curry learned football from such legendary masters as Bobby Dodd, Vince Lombardi, and Don Shula. He was a two-time Pro Bowl center and a three-time NFL champion, including victories in Super Bowls 1 and 5. As a coach, Bill restored the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to national prominence. At the University of Alabama, where he was named Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year, he led the Tide to an SEC championship and multiple bowl berths. At Kentucky, he led the Wildcats to their first bowl game in nearly a decade. In 2008, Bill became the first head coach at Georgia State and got that program started. Bill has also excelled as an analyst and on-air personality for ESPN. Bill has received awards and honors too numerous to list. In 1977 with friend and muse George Plimpton, Bill wrote his first book, "One More July: A Football Dialogue." He also wrote "Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle," which was praised by author Pat Conroy as the best book ever about the NFL. Bill has been married for more than 50 years to his beautiful and brilliant wife Carolyn-they were grade school sweethearts. Pete Wellborn, Bill's former player, describes Bill this way: "Most importantly, as a human being, Bill has touched countless lives. To the thousands of athletes whom he has coached, Bill has been a mentor, advisor, father-figure, role model, philanthropist, and, in short, pretty much every other descriptive term one can thing of that describes a person who improves and enriches the lives of everyone he touches. In short, to be around Bill is to become a better person."