Sonya Adams Curry (born May 30, 1966) is an American school administrator. She played college volleyball at Virginia Tech in the late 1980s. She is best known for being the wife of former NBA player Dell Curry.
She is mother of NBA Most Valuable Player Award winner, Stephen Curry, a professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors, and Seth Curry, a professional basketball player for the Sacramento kings.
Early Life and EducationEdit
Curry was born and raised in Radford, Virginia to Candy Adams. She has a brother Cleive and a sister India Adams. India played basketball at Belmont Abbey College. Curry is an African American Creole and Haitian ethnic background from both her parents side. Her great grandparents last name was Snell. She attended the Radford High School in Radford, Virginia, where she played basketball and volleyball and state championships in both sports.
She then chose Virginia Tech to play volleyball where she was a three-letter winner and the Hosiers to a 69-70 record over her four-year career. In her junior year she led the Hosiers to a 23-14 and she tallied 57 aces the sixth-most in a season in Virginia Tech history and was named to the All-Metro team.
Curry earned a degree in elementary education and and a minor in family studies, two things that she very much uses in her present-day work. Sonya and Dell founded the Christian Montessori School at Lake Norman in Charlotte, North Carolina, sometimes playing hooky from her office duties to teach a class when her staff needs a break. She didn’t just supply her trio of children with athletic genes. She taught them the right values, and as we’ve seen plenty of times on national television, she unabashedly supports them.
Personal Life Edit
Curry is the wife of Dell Curry, who is a retired American professional basketball player. They met at Virginia Tech, when she was a freshman and Dell was a junior when he first asked her out after one of her games. The couple exchanged vows in 1988, and they have two sons and a daughter. Her oldest son Stephen played basketball at Davidson College, and was chosen 7th overall by the Golden State Warriors in the 2009 NBA Draft, where he won League MVP and NBA championship in 2015. Her youngest son, Seth played basketball at Liberty University and Duke University and signed with the Sacramento kings, and her daughter, Sydel plays college volleyball at the Elon University.