Mike Curtis is in his seventh year as head strength and conditioning coach for men’s basketball at Virginia. He was named to the position on May 11, 2009. His role at UVA includes all aspects physical preparation including athlete monitoring and sports science. Before accepting the position at UVa, Curtis was the director of strength and conditioning for the Michigan athletics department.
At Michigan, Curtis supervised and managed the training efforts of more than 20 athletic teams, five assistant coaches and two training facilities. He was primarily responsible for the implementation of performance training programs for men’s basketball in addition to women’s basketball and soccer.
Curtis, a former basketball player at Virginia, was the head strength and conditioning coach for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association for six years (2002-08) before assuming his responsibilities at Michigan.
He also served as the basketball strength and conditioning coach at South Carolina for one year (2001-02) and was the director of strength and conditioning for Olympic sports at Dayton for one year (2000-01).
Curtis, who is from Richmond, Va., earned a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine from Virginia in 1998 and a master’s degree in exercise physiology from UVa in 2000. He lettered four times as a member of the Cavaliers’ men’s basketball team and was a team co-captain for the 1997-98 season.
Mike has also engaged in entrepreneurship as a co-owner of D1 Sports Training in Memphis, Tennessee during his time in Memphis. He is the owner and founder ADAPT, LLC (Athletic Development And Performance Training), a training system and program that lives at the EDGE studio in Charlottesville, VA.