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Jack Curran, Legendary Queens High School Coach, Dies At 82

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A legendary Queens high school coach has died.

For more than 50 years, Coach Jack Curran led the boys' basketball and baseball teams at Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens.

Between the two sports, he won nearly 2,700 games.

He was named named Coach of the Year 25 times in baseball and 22 times in basketball.

Curran coached many future pros, including former NBA star Kenny Smith and current Mets outfielder Mike Baxter.

"He'd go out of his way to help students," said Richard Karsten, president of Archbishop Molloy High School. "It was all about the kids. So many kids have been impacted by him over 55 years, so they take their little piece of coach's legacy with them into their lives. That will live on for a long, long time."

Curran's teams won five city basketball championships and 17 baseball titles.

He died in his home in Westchester.

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