Iowa State football: Curtis Bray public visitation will be held on Friday


A public visitation will be held in Ames on Friday for Iowa State defensive line coach Curtis Bray, who died on Wednesday morning.

Oct 6, 2012; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Iowa State Cyclones linebacker A.J. Klein (47) celebrates a sack with defensive end Roosevelt Maggitt (38) against the Texas Christian Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Cyclones beat the Horned Frogs 37-23. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

From Radio Iowa:

"Iowa State University has released details on a public visitation for Iowa State assistant football coach Curtis Bray who died Wednesday. The visitation will be held on Friday (Jan 17) from 4-8 p.m. at the First Evangelical Free Church located at 2008 24th Street in Ames."

Bray was on the coaching staff since head coach Paul Rhoads took over five years ago. Both coaches have ties back to Pittsburgh when they were both on the Panthers’ coaching staff.

A number of great pieces have been written on memories of Bray. Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes about his time on the Pittsburgh campus and how much of a star he was, until knee injuries eventually ruined his chances at the NFL.

Bobby La Gesse of the Ames Tribune talks with Iowa State defensive end Roosevelt Maggitt as they recollect how Bray impacted the team as an assistant coach and how it will carry on for the rest of their lives.