Jennifer Curran was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and won three team state championships for Jenks High School and held a ranking of #11 in the Missouri Valley. With these accomplishments she received a full scholarship to Oral Roberts University.
While at Oral Roberts, Curran was named Mid-Con All-Conference Team her sophomore year, played an active role in SAAC all four years, and was the team captain her junior and senior years. Curran participated in two NCAA Division I National Tournaments.
In 2004, Curran graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational/Interpersonal Communications from Oral Roberts. Following graduation, Curran took a job at her home church as a Staff Assistant to the Children and Youth departments. After a year on the job, the Lord began to lead her in a new direction, which led her to Dallas Baptist University. "You never know what God has for you, but it is amazing how His plan is always a perfect fit," says Helm.
Curran is entering her fifth year coaching the Men’s and Women's DBU Patriot Tennis teams. Since Curran has taken over the program, the women have made four appearances at the NCCAA National tournament finishing second, third, and fourth. In 2009, the Lady Patriots finished the season off as the NCCAA National Champions and received their first ever regional NCAA regional ranking. The men have made two strong showings as well, finishing fifth in 2006 and second in 2008. Curran was also named the 2009 NCCAA Coach of the Year.
Curran is also an adjunct professor for the Kinesiology department and is the current Student Athletic Advisory Committee sponsor. She graduated with her Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from DBU in December 2007. Curran and her husband, Brandon, who serves as the Assistant Basketball Coach at DBU, currently reside in Midlothian, Texas.