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Jack Curran, who coached basketball and baseball at Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood, passed away on March 14.

Jack Curran, a long-time coach at Archbishop Molloy High School, who had more combined wins than any high school in the country, has passed away. He was 82.

Molloy Athletic Director Mike McCleary confirmed to the Daily News that Curran had passed away. McCleary, The News reported, filled in for Curran in the last three weeks of the basketball season after he broke his knee cap from a fall last month.

Curran was also undergoing dialysis and recovering from cancer, according to The News.

“Coach taught us all how we should act on and off the court or field,” McCleary said in a statement on the school’s website. “Not being around such a great man is going to be difficult for all of us. Coach will be sorely missed.”

Between coaching Varsity Basketball and Varsity Baseball, Curran touted a combined record of 2,680-960, according to the school.

His career at Molloy started in 1958, when then-head basketball coach Lou Carnesecca left Molloy to coach at St. John’s.

“He’s won everything except World War III,” Carnesecca told The New York Times in 2008. “No one in the country has Jack’s record in both sports, no one. And along the way, he has become more than just a great coach, he has become one of the greatest treasures of New York City.”

Curran studied at St. John’s University where he was a pitcher, and captained the then-Red Men during his senior year. A Bronx native, he graduated from All Hallows High School in 1948.

 

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