HEAD COACH VALERIE CURTIS
(District of Columbia '96, '98 MA)
Valerie Curtis begins her second season as
head coach of the Lady Eagles after posting a 4-23 mark last
season. The 2004-05 season featured the first sweep of a
conference opponent in six years. Curtis brings a very
talented core of returnees and a large class of recruits
into the 2005-06 campaign.
Prior to coming to Lock Haven, Curtis was serving as
a Health and Physical Education teacher at
. Before that,
Curtis was a member of previous head coach Britt Kingís
In addition to on-the-floor duties at Fresno, Curtis
served as recruiting coordinator and was in charge of
opponent scouting, pre-season and post-season conditioning,
as well as student-athlete academic advising.
Curtis began her coaching career at the University of
While at UDC, she served as an assistant coach for
two seasons from 1995-97.
During that time, she also served as the coordinator
of Marthaís Table Adolescent Program, which counseled and
motivated disadvantaged teens, and as a project site
director of the Communities in Schools program in
and implementing the development of the D.C. Reads program
at selected elementary schools.
As a student-athlete, Curtis was a four-year starter
and leading scorer for the UDC Firebirds.
She was the 1993 NCAA Division II steals leader,
averaging 6.1 steals per game (135 total), an average which
still ranks her second on the nationís single-season
chart. With a
career total of 4.7 steals per game (318 steals), she is
third on the NCAAís all-time list in steals average. As a
senior, Curtis helped lead the Firebirds to a 20-6 overall
ledger and a berth into the 1995 NCAA tournament.
Prior to post-secondary education, Curtis served in
the United States Navy from 1986 through 1990.
She earned a bachelorís degree in Health Education
in 1996 and a masterís of science in Public Administration
in 1998 from the University of the