Bill Curley
Bill Curley
Title: Head Men's Basketball Coach
Phone: 617-824-8993

Bill Curley begins his fourth season at Emerson, with the 2014-2015 season serving as Curley's first season serving as the Head Coach of Emerson Men's Basketball. In his first three years, Curley served as the Associate Head Coach with Jim O'Brien leading the Lions to immense success including wins over the No. 1-ranked and returning NCAA Champion, Amherst and over No. 3 WPI in the 2013-2014 season.

Bill was an outstanding player at Duxbury, HS where, as a senior he was recognized as one of the nation's premier players by being selected to the prestigious McDonald's All-American Team in 1990. 

Opting to play for former Emerson Coach Jim O'Brien at Boston College, Curley continued his illustrious career by being named Big East Conference Rookie of the Year as a freshmen and All Big East First Team in both his junior and senior years.  His college career was culminated by leading BC to the NCAA Elite Eight highlighted by consecutive wins over North Carolina (Dean Smith) and Indiana (Bob Knight) in 1994.

Upon graduating from BC Bill was drafted in the first round by the NBA's San Antonio Spurs and then went on to have a seven year pro career.

Bill continues to run and operate his very succesful Bill Curley Basketball Clinics on the South Shore. Bill, his wife Kim and children Jack (14), Caroline (12) and Andrew (8) live in Duxbury.

Jack Barrett
Jack Barrett
Title: Associate Head Men's Basketball Coach

Jack also begins his fourth season at Emerson after serving the last three years as an Assistant Coach under Jim O'Brien before moving into an Associate Head Coach position with Bill Curley. 

An Andover, Mass. native, Jack was named All-Scholastic by both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald in 2004 as a senior at Andover High. He then went on to Franklin Pierce University and was a three year letter winner and two year captain.  He finished his collegiate career at WIT where he was nominated for the prestigious Bob Cousy Award which goes to the best player in New England under six feet.

This year Jack will take on even more responsibilities with the Men's Basketball Program. In addition to his on court coaching duties, Jack will serve as the Lions recruiting coordinator. He also will edit the staff's scouting tapes as well as organize the film exchange program. 

Colin Halpin
Colin Halpin
Title: Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Colin will be in his first season at Emerson as an assistant coach. Previously he has coached at Suffolk University before a one year stop at KIPP Academy (Lynn.)

From Melrose, Mass., Colin was named a Catholic Conference all-star in 2009 in his senior season at Boston College High School. Following his time there he went on to Suffolk University where he was a four-year starter and two-year captain. He finished his collegiate career with 1,345 points while being named an ALL GNAC first team selection his senior year. 

This year Colin will take on many responsibilities with the Men's Basketball Program. He will assist the staff with recruiting and scouting in addition to his on the court role

Marisa DeFranco
Title: Team Manager

Marisa DeFranco is going into her sixth year managing Men's Basketball.

Her first three years were at Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA under the coaching staff of Tony Bentley and Horace "Buck" Willis.

During that time the team went to two state championships, won a regional title and won three conference championships.

She is going into her third and last year managing the Emerson College Men's Basketball Team.
Along with managing, Marisa is also going into her third and last year as a player on the Emerson College Softball Team.
She will be graduating in the winter of 2019, spending her last semester at the Emerson LA campus.