Sonya Curry is a former volleyball player and a school administrator. She was also a basketball player and has won a couple of championships, playing for her school team. She is the wife of ex-NBA player, Dell Curry, and a proud mother of two NBA stars, Stephen and Seth. Sonya’s daughter, Sydel, is a state level volleyball player. Sonya is also the owner of a Montessori school in North Carolina. The school, which is a charitable institution, focuses on the overall development of its students. Sonya is a woman of substance as she has played a significant role in raising her children and making them what they are today. Her children have always spoken about her contributions in shaping their life and career.
Sonya's Love for Volleyball
Sonya Curry started playing both volleyball and basketball during her school days. She went to Radford High School and by the time she graduated, she had won state level championships, playing both volleyball and basketball.
During her university days, she chose volleyball over basketball. Sonya played for the team, ‘Hokies’, from the Virginia Tech Sports Club. She played exceptionally well for her team and remained as one of the star players during the course of her education at the university.
While playing for the junior team, she served 57 aces in a particular season which was the sixth highest number of aces served in the history of Virginia Tech. Sonya then went on to make a record score of 69-70 by the end of her fourth year. She also registered her name for the All-Metro Team. She graduated with a major in elementary education and a minor in family studies.
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Sonya & Dell Curry
Sonya met her husband, Dell Curry, while she was studying at Virginia Tech. Dell was a basketball player at Virginia Tech and was once invited by Sonya’s coach to one of her matches. Dell asked her out at the end of the game and soon, they were dating each other. They married in 1988 and in the same year, they welcomed their son, Stephen Curry.
It was never easy for Sonya to be the wife of a star NBA player as they had to move a lot. Right from their courtship days, Sonya was always by his side, accompanying him to each and every game of his. After their wedding, the family frequently traveled from Cleveland to Utah for Dell’s games.
Sonya continued to accompany him for all his games until Seth was born in 1990. After the birth of their second son, Sonya finally settled down and focused on being a homemaker and started spending all her time in raising her children.
Being a Sporty Mother
Sonya is the mother of two NBA stars and a state level volleyball champion. Being a sportsperson herself, she instilled the spirit of sportsmanship into her children. According to her, helping her kids to become athletes was an achievement in itself.
As she already knew a thing or two about sports, she was the first coach for her children. Her kids started training at a very young age under the tutelage of their mother. Sonya helped them in getting their basics correct, which would prove to be helpful later on in their respective career.
At a point in time, it was Sonya who encouraged her son Stephen to focus on his basics when he was facing issues in getting qualified for the NBA team, ‘Golden State Warriors’. Thanks to his mother’s wise advice, he bounced back and eventually got selected for the team and is now a star player for ‘Golden State Warriors’.
A few years later, Seth also made it to the team but was then offered a place in ‘Sacramento Kings’, which he accepted. Currently he plays for, ‘Dallas Mavericks’. Sonya’s daughter, Sydel, has been a successful state level volleyball player for many years now and plays for Elon University.
Though Sonya sacrificed her sports career to take care of the needs of her family, she made the best use of her degree. In 1995, she, along with her husband, laid the foundation of the charitable institution, Christian Montessori School at Lake Norman. The institution focuses on the overall development of its students. Any child aged between 15 months to 6 years can attend the institution.
Sonya Curry was born on 30 May, 1966 in Radford, Virginia, United States of America. Sonya’s maiden name was Adams and she is of a mixed origin. She was born to Haitian parents who have Afro-American background. Sonya, along with her brother Cleive Adams and her sister India Adams, was raised by her mother, Candy Adams.
Sonya is a super mom in her own rights and is now enjoying her grandparenthood. She has two lovely grandchildren, Riley Curry and Ryan Curry, born to Stephen and his wife, Ayesha.