Alex Curtis was named the strength and conditioning coach for the Valpo football program on March 21, 2019.
In August 2020, Curtis was named the Associate Director of Sport Performance, adding women's basketball and tennis strength & conditioning responsibilities to his duties.
Curtis made an immediate impact in his first season on campus, helping numerous Valpo football players make significant strides in the weight room.
Curtis spent the 2018 season as the football strength and conditioning assistant at Western Kentucky University, a member of Conference USA. He joined the Hilltoppers staff in the spring of 2018 after two seasons as a graduate assistant at Morehead State, where he worked with football, baseball and softball.
A 2015 graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in exercise science, Curtis served as an athletic trainer with football, women’s lacrosse and baseball during his undergraduate years. He earned a master’s degree in sports management from Morehead State in 2018. Curtis is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
What They’re Saying About Coach Curtis
Thomas Stallworth, New York Giants Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach: “Alex is a young, energetic coach who loves what he does and the athletes he works with. His time at Western Kentucky was marked by the youthful passion that he brought to work every day and the contagious effect it had on those players and coaches. Valpo is in store for a hidden gem of young strength coaches.”
Brian Hess, University of North Carolina Football Head Strength & Conditioning Coach: “Alex completely invested himself in our department and actively looked for ways to make our program better. He played a major role in our nutrition program and developmental lift group. Alex made a lasting impact on both the staff and players. I couldn’t be happier for Alex and the athletes at Valpo that will be coached at the highest level.”
Quinn Barham, Ohio State University Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach: “Valparaiso football got a good one. Coach Curtis is hungry for greatness and is passionate about transforming the average into the elite. The future is bright with this man at the helm of the team’s strength and conditioning program.”
John Perin, Birmingham Southern University Defensive Coordinator: “Valpo football is getting one of the top young strength coaches in the business. In our time working together, he impressed me with his contagious positive energy and passion for developing student-athletes. He is very detail-oriented and will do a great job of getting the team prepared to compete at a high level in the Pioneer Football League.”
Milo Austin, Morehead State University Associate Head Coach: “Alex Curtis is a great up-and-coming strength coach in this profession. He has the ability to connect with players and get the most out of them in the weight room and in life. The Valparaiso football program will grow in the weight room under Coach Curtis.”
Conor Hughes, Army West Point Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach: “Alex Curtis is a fantastic strength coach who had a huge impact on our strength program. He owns a tireless work ethic and an outstanding attitude.”
Jason Veltcamp, Western Kentucky University Director of Football Strength & Conditioning: “Coach Curtis will create a competitive environment, help student-athletes address their deficiencies and push them to new heights.”