- November 12, 1940 - November 28, 2016
- Charleston, South Carolina
of Coach Daniel's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
The Citadel Brigadier Foundation/Dan Coury
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409-6230
Ashley River Baptist Church
1101 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407
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J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel
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“Danny, I am so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for your family in the days & weeks ahead. Wish we were closer so we could give you a big...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Marcy Wohlford - Roanoke, VA
“Uncle Dan yo were the greatest. I will miss you always. til we see each other again.your nephew Joey Vincler
2 of 18 | Posted by: Joe Vincler - Lower Burrell, PA
“I am saddend to learn of Coach Coury's passing. Coach was such a gentle soul and a wonderful friend to all that new him. Middleton High School was...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Brantley Kuglar - Williston, SC
“Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of my cousin Sonny Coury. Please know our daily thoughts and prayers are with the family and Sonny....Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Thomas Coury - Cape May Point, NJ
“The 2016 Edition of Citadel Football came to an end last night. They had a great season! I enjoyed listening to the games on the radio with you. I...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Danny Coury - Charleston, SC
“This man has influenced a lot of lives and will be missed. Prayers for the family.
6 of 18 | Posted by: Daniel Gaines - Cottageville, SC
“Stephanie,I just came across this announcement ... I'm so very sorry for your loss. Sending love to you and your family. Ashley (Ohlinger) Flowers
7 of 18 | Posted by: A friend
“Ricky and I would like to extend our heartfelt sorrow in the passing of a gentle and thoughtful man whom we will greatly miss seeing at the lake. ...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Melinda and Ricky Evans - Monroe, NC
“Coach Coury was my PE Coach at R.B.Stall High in 1966 ,what a great Coach and Gentle Giant also, I recall not following his instructions after PE...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Richard Mathis - Jacksonville, NC
“Dan was my PE teacher at Hanahan High School back in the 60s. He was larger than life then and watching the video and filling his career. He still...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Steve Segars - Saint Marys, GA
“Your Dad was such a gentle and kind person. He and Miss Carolyn were so loving and kind to all. Mr. Dan always had time for my kids and enjoyed...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Cynthia Crowley - Charleston, SC
“Dan was a great person and teammate, and an even better person. My life was enriched by knowing Dan. I will miss him and our friendship.
12 of 18 | Posted by: Julian Stoudemire - Walhalla, SC
“Dear Stephanie and girls,Thinking and Praying for you all. God Bless you to overflowing and comfort during this time. Love you all !!
13 of 18 | Posted by: Edna and Albert Thompson - SC
“It sadden and hurts my heart to hear the passing of my cousin Sonny (Dan). My the Lord be with his family in this time of sorrow. Rest In Peace Sonny.
14 of 18 | Posted by: Jim Coury Jr. - Yucaipa, CA
“My deepest sympathy to the Coury family. I knew Dan as a colleague and neighbor. I considered him a friend. He was an outstanding educator and a...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Archie Franchini - Charleston, SC
“I grew up on the corner of Piedmont and Peachtree Streets and enjoyed many summer kickball games with Carolyn, Barbara Jean and St. Clair Shahid. ...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Patricia Molony Miller - SC
“My deepest sympathy to the Coury family
17 of 18 | Posted by: Wendell Coury - Myrtle Beach, SC
“To my cousin Sonny...Rest in Peace..luv ya
18 of 18 | Posted by: Wendell Coury - Myrtle Beach, SC
Coach Daniel Coury, 76, of Charleston, South Carolina, widower of Frances Carolyn Clifton Coury entered into eternal rest Monday, November 28, 2016. His Funeral Service will be held Sunday, December 4, 2016 in Summerall Chapel, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Live Oak Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Coach Coury was born November 12, 1940 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, son of the late Daniel A. Coury and Kathryn Alex Coury. He was a graduate of The Citadel Class of 1962. Daniel was a retired coach and educator having served as the former principal of Middleton and Summerville High School. During his time at the Citadel he lived football! He was a member of the first Southern Conference Championship Team and Tangerine Bowl Champion While serving as principal at Middleton High School, with the help of an exceptional administration and faculty, Middleton achieved a First Place in The School of the Year Program.Daniel was a member of The South Carolina Association of School Administrators and a past President of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. He also served as a Commissioner for St. Andrews Parks and Playgrounds. He was member of the South Carolina Athletics Administrators Association with an induction into 2016 Hall of Fame and was a member of Ashley River Baptist Church.
He is survived by his son, Daniel J. Coury, Jr., (Lisa) of Charleston, SC; daughter, Stephanie C. Hammond (Chris) of Charleston, SC; sister, Donna Vincler of Indiana, PA; two brothers, Douglas Coury of Saxonburg, PA, Dennis Coury of New Kensington, PA; four grandchildren he loved with all his heart, Kimberly Susan Coury, Daniel James Coury III., Brittanie Lee Hammond, Aubrie Noelle Hammond. Dan leaves behind many beloved nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased in death by an infant brother.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Citadel Brigadier Foundation/Dan Coury, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409 and Ashley River Church, 1101 Savannah Hwy Charleston SC 29407.
Upcoming Funeral Services
Live Oak Memorial Gardens
3093 Ashley River Road Charleston, SC 29414