Jimmy Curran – Scottish athlete and coach.

Mike Murphy was the most respected coach in America, the ‘dean of coaches’ some called him. So when Murphy offered the name of Jimmy Curran to William Mann Irvine, headmaster at Mercersburg Academy, an elite prep school in southern Pennsylvania, Irvine listened. Jimmy Curran, Murphy would have told him, was an accomplished athlete in his own right, and had ably passed on his skills to students for three years at the University of Pennsylvania. Irvine needed no more persuading. Murphy’s talent spotting of athletes and coaches was legendary. Irvine offered Jimmy the role of Head Coach at the Academy....

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