Hero: Curry Colvin

November 03, 2002

Curry Colvin may be remembered more as the long-time chairman of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, but he also coached our Red Devils.

In 1944, the Devils needed a coach as World War II had pullled many young men away from their communities. Curry stepped in to lead the Devils.

But his support for the Red Devils certainly didn't end there. Curry supported the athletic program in many ways over the years. He also helped create the Lincoln County Recreation Department. The athletic complex, with softball, baseball, and other facilities, is named in his honor.

Today his family continues this legacy. Miss Sara Colvin was one of the first to congratulate Coach Campbell on his historic 347th win in Milledgeville in 2002. Curry's son Marshall played for the Devils in the 1970's, and his grandson (Marshall's son) Casey Colvin played in the 1990's.

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