|Alma Mater:||UW-Milwaukee 1980|
Bill Curtis is in his second season as head softball coach at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Curtis was named the program's ninth head coach on May 24, 2011. He also serves the college as Director of Athletic Development.
In Curtis' first season at the helm, he guided the Warriors to a 13-27 overall record, the most wins for the program since 2008. The 2012 team was full of youth as 11 of the team's 13 players were underclassmen.
Curtis came to Wisconsin Lutheran College after serving four seasons (2008-2011) as the head girls' varsity softball coach at nearby Wisconsin Lutheran High School.
"I am very excited, grateful and humbled by the opportunity," says Curtis. "I look forward with great anticipation to working with the players as we continue to build a competitive program. Our emphasis will be on maximizing the spiritual, academic and athletic experiences of the student-athletes placed under our leadership."
Curtis received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1980. Since 1983, he has held sales management positions in the Milwaukee area with Airborne Express, Corporate Express, Pilot Air Freight, and most recently, Unishippers. In addition, Curtis has managed and coached the Masters swim program for the Southwest YMCA.
Curtis and his wife, Jean, currently reside in Franklin, Wis., with their daughter, Jinny. They have two older sons, Jake and Bill.