"He taught everybody how to behave by example," he said.
Curran is the only high school coach in the New York state Hall of Fame in both basketball and baseball, Karsten said. He is the only coach to be selected national coach of the year in two different sports.
He was honored as CHSAA Coach of the Year 25 times in baseball, 22 times in basketball and won city championships in three decades. Curran has been elected into nine different Halls of Fame, including the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame
Curran, who grew up in the Bronx and lived in Rye, N.Y., played minor league baseball for the Dodgers and Phillies.
"He always said he learned how to play baseball the right way in his years with the Dodgers," Carnesecca said. "That speaks for itself."
There was no immediate word on survivors.
Funeral arrangements were not announced.
AP Sports Writers Melissa Murphy and Mike Fitzpatrick in New York and AP freelancer Laurel Pfahler in Port St. Lucie, Fla., contributed to this report.
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