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"Finish Empty" with Chris Curry: University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Head Baseball Coach

Culture tells us to “Finish Strong”, but University of Arkansas at Little Rock Head Baseball Coach Chris Curry encourages his players and staff to “Finish Empty”. Learn how this message comes to life in his program and has helped elevate their team to heights they’ve never reached before in their program’s history.

In this conversation with ReliaQuest Mental Performance coaches Dr. Nicole Detling and Derin McMains, Coach Curry discusses:

  • The role mentors play in developing a leader’s philosophy
  • How assistant coaches drive the culture of an organization
  • Challenges of being an “Underdog” vs. Challenges of being a “Favorite”

Chris Curry is the Head Baseball Coach at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He just completed his 11th season at the helm, leading the Trojans to their first every regular season conference championship, as well as, their first time posting back-to-back 30+ win seasons.

He was recently named the 2024 Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year – which marks the third time in his coaching career that he’s been named Coach of the Year. His teams have had 20 consecutive semesters of a team GPA greater than a 3.0.

Before becoming the Head Baseball Coach at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Curry was a top assistant and pitching coach at Northwestern State for two years. He previously worked on the baseball staffs at the University of Arkansas, Arkansas Tech University, Hendrix College and was the Head Coach at Meridian Community College. He coaching career began in 2007, after his 7-year professional baseball playing career ended where he played in both the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants organizations.

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