Moeller hosts prayer service to support critically injured graduate Michael Currin

Moeller hosts prayer service to support critically injured graduate Michael Currin
Moeller High School guard Michael Currin at Division 1 regional semifinal boys basketball game March 11,2020 (Source: E.L. Hubbard: Cincinnati Enquirer)

CINCINNATI (Cincinnati Enquirer) - On one of the brightest weekends of a puzzling year, Moeller High School’s practice field was filled with prayers Sunday for a Crusader in need.

Moeller 2020 graduate Michael Currin, the starting point guard on Moeller’s 26-1 basketball team last winter and a member of the 2019 state championship team, suffered a critical head injury in Dayton Saturday night. Currin is a University of Dayton student and the incident is under investigation by local police.

As news spread, Moeller announced an afternoon prayer vigil at the Gerry Faust Athletic Complex field behind the school. Numerous Crusader families came to hear prayers and what little updates there were.

Several students participated in the service and Moeller President Marshall Hyzdu made opening remarks.

“Michael suffered a traumatic head injury and is in serious condition,” Hyzdu said during the service which was also streamed via Facebook. “We don’t know how it happened but the Dayton police are investigating the situation. He had successful surgery this morning to relieve some pressure, but at this point, his life is in God’s hand. I ask you to pray for John and Drew and Anna as well as his mother Callie.”

Currin’s father Joe was also a Moeller graduate and played for Principal/Coach Carl Kremer’s first team. Tragically Joe passed from a heart attack in a race he ran with Michael 10 years ago.

In his father’s memory, Michael Currin was named a 2020 Man of Moeller. He was a member of Zehler House, an Alumni Class Captain, school captain and involved in the development office, admissions office, Latin and National Honor Society.

Athletically, Currin was named Greater Catholic League-South Second Team this past season. On a squad packed with Division I recruits, Currin was third in the league in assists averaging three per game. He dished out nine assists against Chaminade-Julienne last season and had a season-high 11 points against Hughes. The next night against St. Xavier he had 10 points and made all of his shots (3-for-3 from field, 4-for-4 from free throw line).

Currin was also Honorable Mention All-City by The Enquirer and was a member of Moeller’s golf team.

Several coaches plus Moeller grad and current Bengal Sam Hubbard tweeted out their support for the Currin family during the day.

“Please keep Michael Currin and his family in your thoughts and prayers,” Hubbard posted. “A great young man.”

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