Fran Elms
Fran Elms
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 617-333-2205

The 2020-2021 season will be Elms' 17th as head coach of the Colonels' Women's Basketball program.

In 2019-2020, Elms coached the Colonels to a 6-20 finish with a 4-12 mark in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), earning the #6 seed in the Conference Tournament. Elms led the team to the most steals per game (9.2) in the CCC, as well as forcing the most turnovers per game (19.5) and scoring the third-most three pointers in the conference (138).

In 2018-2019, Elms led Curry to a 15-12 overall record, including a 10-6 mark in the CCC, grabbing the fifth seed for the CCC Tournament. Under Elms' direction, he had two student-athletes earn All-CCC recognition. Freshman Peyton Perine (Fairfax, Va.) was named as the CCC Rookie of the Year and a Second Team All-CCC selection while senior Emily Irwin (Billerica, Mass.) was a First Teamer. On Jan. 12, Elms became the all-time winningest head coach in Curry women's basketball historty with a 58-52 home, conference victory over Western New England. 

In 2017-2018, Elms guided Curry to 12-14 overall record with an 8-10 record in the CCC, earning the #6 seed in the Conference Tournament. Elms had one student-athlete garner All-Conference accolades in Emily Irwin (Billerica, Mass.) on the First Team. Additionally, Irwin was named the CCC Defensive Player of the Year under Elms' leadership. 

During the 2016-17 campaign, Elms led the Colonels to a 10-16 overall record with an 8-10 mark in the CCC, receiving the #6 seed in the Conference Tournament. Elms had one player receive All-Conference honors: Sophomore Emily Irwin (Billerica, Mass.) was named to the All-CCC First Team and an ECAC First Team All-Star. 

He led his 2014-2015 squad to the most successful season in Curry Women's Basketball history. The Colonels finished the season at 17-12 overall and 12-6 in the CCC. That 12-6 league record earned Curry the #3 seed in the conference tournament. The Colonels would go on to knock off Salve Regina in the quarterfinals and Endicott in the semi-finals, before dropping a hard-fought, 81-72 decision at top-seeded University of New England in the CCC Championship Game. It was Curry's first-ever appearance in the CCC title game. Elms' squad was then selected to participate for the first time ever in the ECAC Division III New England Tournament, where they fell in the quarterfinals at second-seeded Emmanuel.

In 2010-2011, Elms led Curry to a 17-9 overall record. The 17 wins were the most in a season since 2002-2003.

Elms previously served as an assistant coach at Wheaton College from 2001-2003, and at Stonehill College during the 2000-2001 season. Elms also worked summer camps at Boston College from 2001-2003.

Elms’ basketball experience stretches back to 1993 when he first coordinated the Stoyac Girls League and became a certified referee. During the 1995-96 season, he not only coordinated the Stoyac Girls League but also coached a pair of Bay State Magic AAU squads, which ranged in age from 12 to 14. In 1997-1998, he continued his Stoyac League responsibilities for both boys and girls and his AAU coaching and also mentored an eighth-grade girls team that won a Metro West title and various other tournaments.

Elms has been an AAU coach for several years, leading various teams to three State Championships, a Silver Medal, a Bronze Medal and a Gold Medal in the Bay State Games. One highlight of Elms’ coaching resume came during the 1999-2000 school year. As head coach of the Bay State Magic AAU 16 year-olds, he led his squad to a 30-11 record, a third-place finish in the State Championships (Bronze Medal) and a trip to the Junior Nationals, where the team went 4-3.

In 1984, Elms founded New England Drain Service, a company he continues to own and operate. He and his wife Ellen have three children: Tiffany, Brett, and Samantha.