Jeremy CurrierHead Coach
Office Phone: 704-463-3218
Jeremy Currier begins his sixth season as head men's basketball coach at Pfeiffer University in 2015-16, after leading the team to a 16-12 record, a 10-win turnaround from the previous season. The improvement was the one of the largest turnarounds in the nation.
The Falcons defense was one of the best in the nation last winter, ranking No. 2 in opponent field-goal percentage (.381), No. 6 in blocked shots per game (5.2), No. 10 in total blocked shots (146), No. 15 in defensive rebounds per game (27.7), and No. 41 in opponents three point field goal percentage (.329).
Currier had previously served as assistant basketball coach at Pfeiffer University under Dave Davis, where he was rated the sixth best Division II assistant coach for recruiting success in 2009 by College Bound Hoops and the JUCO Recruiting Report. Currier helped develop the Falcons recruiting plan, budget expenditures, travel arrangements and coordinated game preparation and scouting. Pfeiffer finished as the highest scoring team in Division II at 103.1 points per game and was ranked third nationally in three-pointers per game (10.6) and steals per game (11.2), while ranking fifth in the country in three-point field goal percentage (42.3%).
Prior to Pfeiffer, Currier was the head coach at Daniel Webster College where the team of his own recruits won a record 18 games and a first ever invitation to the ECAC Tournament. Currier led the Eagles to their highest win total in 10 years.
Currier has coached 14 all-conference players, two of which have been conference players of the year, four have been selected to the all-region team, while one has also been named the conference freshmen of the year. He has had over 20 former players go on to play professional basketball.
Currier played his collegiate basketball at Endicott College (2000-04). Currier was the Commonwealth Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2003, finishing as the NCAA statistical leader (all divisions) in three-point field goal percentage (52%) in 2003 and was also a two-time All-Conference and All New England selection (2002, 2003), finishing with over 1,000 career points. In 2011, Currier was inducted into the Endicott College Hall of Fame.
After his playing career, Currier worked in the Boston Celtics front office from 2003-2005, and the Director of Player Development at Hoop Specialists from 2005-2007.
Currier earned his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from Endicott College in 2004 and a Master of Science in Leadership from Pfeiffer University in 2011.
Darryl SlackAssociate Head Coach
Office Phone: 704-463-3238
Darryl Slack enters his second season on the men's basketball coaching staff. Slack was promoted to the title of Associate Head Coach following his first season on the sidelines.
A native of Atlanta, GA, Slack comes to Pfeiffer from Kennesaw State University, where he served as an assistant coach to Lewis Preston. As a member of the Owls coaching staff, Slack was involved with player development workouts, coordinating team community service, travel and film exchange, scouting opponents, in-state recruiting, and on-court coaching.
Prior to joining the staff at Kennesaw State, Slack worked at Georgia Tech under both Paul Hewitt and Brian Gregory. During his two seasons with the Georgia Tech men's basketball team, Slack assisted in the day-to-day operations of the basketball office, such as film editing and scout preparation, while also aiding in the practice and skill workouts. Slack also served as a summer camp counselor at Georgia Tech.
As a student-athlete at West Virginia Tech, Slack was a two-time All Mid-South Conference selection, and earned a bachelor's degree in athletic coaching education in 2010. He went on to earn a master's degree in sport management from West Virginia in 2011. Slack prepped at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, where he and current Los Angeles Lakers star Dwight Howard helped the Warriors claim the 2004 Georgia Class A state championship.
"I'm thrilled with the addition of Darryl to our staff," said Currier. "He has experience as a successful college player and coach in an environment where there is an equal commitment to excellence in academics and athletics. His versatility will be a valuable addition to our program."
Slack and his wife, Jessica, who works in the admissions office at Spelman College, live in Smyrna, GA.
LeRell DockAssistant Coach
Office Phone: 704-463-3238
LeRell Dock enters his first season as an Assistant Coach for the Falcons.
Dock comes to Pfeiffer University after serving two years as the assistant varsity basketball coach at TC Williams High school in Alexandria, VA. There he helped the Titans when back to back district championships. He has also worked numerous summer basketball camps in the Washington DC area as well as coordinating individual workouts for high school athletes. He began coaching as a student assistant at Lock Haven University under former head coach John Wilson.
Prior to coaching, Dock was a two year starter for the mens basketball team at Lock Haven from 2008-2010. He received his bachelors degree in Recreation Management with a concentration is Fitness and minor in Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Dock is a native of Largo, MD where he spent his childhood and was a two year letter-winner and team captain as a senior in football at Duval High School.
Pete SchochAssistant Coach
Office Phone: 463-3238
Pete Schoch enters his second season as Pfeiffer's assistant coach.
Schoch comes to Pfeiffer University after spending the last 13 years as the head coach at Father Gabriel Richard High School in Michigan. Schoch built Father Gabriel into a powerhouse men’s program while leading his teams to five Detroit Catholic League Conference Championship, eight District Championships, one Regional Titles, and Michigan State Tournament Final Four appearances. Schoch was named the Detroit Catholic League Coach of the Year in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, named the Ann Arbor News Men’s Coach of the Year in 2006, and 2008, and honored by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan – Special Mention Coach of the Year Statewide in 2008.
Schoch has a reputation for developing the complete student athlete, and helping young men reach their goals on and off the court. In his time at Father Gabriel, Schoch helped 16 players continue their careers at the collegiate level, including Eso Akunne and Pete Burak at the University of Michigan, Josh Herbeck at Army, Darren Washington at Robert Morris University, and Luther Page at Alabama State University.
Ryan KingGraduate Assistant Coach
Office Phone: 704-463-3238
Ryan King enters his first season with the Pfeiffer Men's Basketball program as a Graduate Assistant Coach.
Originating from Chatham, VA, King comes to Pfeiffer after playing 3 years of semi-professional basketball in the American Basketball Association (ABA), where he received nominations to the 2011 and 2012 ABA All-Star team. Off the court, King gave back to his hometown community by serving as the Athletic Director for the Boys and Girls Club in Chatham, VA. While serving as Athletic director, King was involved with training local middle and high school students in basic, intermediate, and advanced basketball fundamentals, developing drills and skill building workout plans, and creating both group and individualized training sessions for participants.
Prior to his semi-professional career, King began his collegiate basketball career at Pfeiffer University and played 2 seasons. He went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree in 2010 for Business Marketing from Virginia Union University as a scholarship student athlete for the men's basketball team under Hall of Fame Coach Dave Robbins and Coach Willard Coker during his 3 year stent. During his collegiate career at the NCAA Division II powerhouse Virginia Union University, he was named CIAA Quarterfinals Most Valuable Player and award by Virginia Union University's Men's Basketball team Most Valuable Player for the 2010 season.
Before playing collegiate basketball, King began his athletic career at nationally renowned preparatory powerhouse Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, VA playing under Coach Kevin Keatts. While Hargrave Military Academy, King played alongside players such as Sam Young, NBA 2009 Draft pick, and Joe Alexander, top 10 NBA 2008 Draft pick.