The Columbus Cottonmouths on Thursday named Brian Curran as Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel.
Curran comes to Columbus from the Atlantic Coast Hockey League where was named Coach of the Year in 2002-03 after leading Macon to a third-place finish and a berth in the ACHL playoffs.
Prior to coaching Macon, Curran spent two seasons with Monroe in the Western Professional Hockey League, and was named Coach of the Year in 1999-2000. Curran began his professional coaching career with Jacksonville in the ECHL in 1998-99, finishing with a 35-33-2 record and advancing to the Kelly Cup Playoffs.
A defenseman selected in the second round (22nd overall) by Boston in the 1982 National Hockey League Entry Draft, Curran scored 40 points (7g-33a) and had 1,461 penalty minutes in 381 games during a 10-year career in the NHL with Boston, the New York Islanders, Buffalo and Washington. He played in the American Hockey League with Hershey, Springfield, Rochester, New Market, Cape Breton, Portland and Philadelphia while also making stops in the International Hockey League with Utah and Las Vegas and the WPHL with Monroe.