Lakehead University

Athletics Department

Brock Curtis pins Wolves head coach position

July 28th, 2009

Author: Mike Bennett

Lakehead Athletics is pleased to announce the hiring of Brock Curtis (Thunder Bay, Ontario) as head coach of the Thunderwolves men’s and women’s wrestling teams, replacing Owen Dawkins.

Dawkins, who served as Wolves head coach from 2005-2009, will take on the head coaching job at the University of Alberta.

Curtis returns to accept the head coaching position at Lakehead, where he was an assistant coach under Francis Clayton (2004-05), and Dawkins (2005-06). The local product was also a member of the Thunderwolves wrestling squad from 1999-2003.

A NCCP certified coach, Curtis has twelve years worth of coaching experience at the collegiate, secondary/elementary school, and grassroots levels in both Canada and Turkey.

The Lakehead graduate completed his BA (General Arts) in 2002, and his Bachelor of Education in 2003.

As an athlete, Curtis earned a CIS silver medal in 2002 (68 kg). He was named a CIS All-Canadian, was the recipient of the Fair Play Award, and earned Lakehead MVP honours that same season. Curtis was the Wolves’ Most Improved Wrestler during the 2000 season.

Curtis says he’s happy to return to his alma mater as head coach after seven years as an athlete and assistant coach at LU.

“I am very excited to lead this team and to be a part of this honoured wrestling program at Lakehead University,” the new head coach said.

“I see this as a great responsibility and challenge to keep the team at its' elite level and to achieve that CIS Team Champion title we've been so close to.”

Lakehead University athletics director Tom Warden sees the addition of Curtis as a great move for the Thunderwolves wrestling programs.

"Lakehead Athletics is very happy to have Brock back as part of our Thunderwolves team. Brock is very dedicated to the sport of wrestling and will be a great head coach and leader for our program for years to come."



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