Franklin, Mass. – Steven Curtis, who spent the last two seasons as the top assistant at Saint Lawrence University, has been named the head men's and women's golf coach at Dean College it was announced on Wednesday by Director of Athletics, Todd Vasey.
Curtis brings to Franklin with him an impressive resume of mentoring and developing talent in both the men's and women's game. At Dean, he will be responsible for all aspects of both programs, including recruiting and retention, budgeting and student-athlete development.
"Steven stood out in a crowded field of talented candidates," said Vasey. "His previous experience at the Division III level and his understanding of how to coach both the men and women set him apart and we are thrilled to have him here at Dean."
Dean recently announced that it will begin sponsoring women's golf in the 2020-21 academic year, pushing its sports sponsorship total to 16 (eight women, eight men).
During his two seasons with the Saints in Canton, N.Y., Curtis helped recruit student-athletes, develop schedules and organize practice while orchestrating a progressive mental health environment.
"First and foremost, I would like to thank President Dr. Paula Rooney, Todd Vasey and the entire search committee for entrusting me with such an incredible opportunity," said Curtis. "I look forward to building upon the success of the program set forth by Jay Leiendecker and I am extremely excited to work with these student-athletes to help them reach their full potential on the golf course, in the classroom and beyond."
Heavily involved in his community, Curtis has served as a volunteer youth coach in the sports of basketball and hockey, while volunteering as a high school baseball and lacrosse coach.
A 2012 graduate of Fitchburg State University with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology, Curtis has a master's degree in educational leadership from Saint Lawrence and an MBA with a sports management concentration from Southern New Hampshire University.