The Berwick community has lost its beloved football coach.
George Curry, who guided the Northeastern Pennsylvania school to six PIAA Class 3A state championships, died Friday at 71. He had ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, which had been diagnosed midway through last season.
An undersize center and linebacker at Temple in the mid-1960s, Curry compiled a 455-102-5 record (.817 winning percentage) at three schools. He is the state’s all-time winningest coach and ranks No. 5 in the nation.
Curry’s storied career ended in November with a 37-7 loss to Scranton Prep in the PIAA District 2 Class 3A final. He had submitted his letter of resignation to the school board before the season.