ATLANTA -- Bill Curry's upcoming season at Georgia State will be his last as a college football coach.

Curry, 69, told his team Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the season. His retirement will bring to close a coaching career that has included stops at Georgia Tech, Alabama and Kentucky.

Curry also had a distinguished NFL playing career including Super Bowl wins as a center with the Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Colts.

Georgia State hired Curry in 2008 to start the school's football program. It began play in 2010 as a FCS independent and has posted records of 6-5 and 3-8 in its two campaigns.

The Panthers move to the Colonial Athletic Association this season before making the jump to the FBS in 2013 as a member of the Sun Belt Conference. The school is eligible for a bowl game in 2014.

Running back Parris Lee was one of Georgia State players that went to Twitter to express their feelings about Curry's departure: this man has changed my life forever it will be hard to see him go. ill do wherever i can to help him leave

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