University of Michigan basketball strength and conditioning coach Mike Curtis is headed to the University of Virginia where he’ll join new head coach Tony Bennett’s staff.
Curtis came to Michigan this year and by all accounts made a significant impact. He brought NBA experience to the Michigan bench and his loss will no doubt be felt. DeShawn Sims stands out to me as the guy who probably made the biggest gains through the strength program. There is no doubt that his increased strength allowed him to gain confidence playing inside this year.
In the end the chance to coach at his alma mater was just too great of an opportunity for Curtis to pass up.
“It was a difficult decision to leave a great institution like the University of Michigan and a fine coach in John Beilein, but the state of Virginia and the University are, and always will be, home for me. I am eager to utilize my experiences both at the University and professionally to better prepare our basketball athletes for their experiences in the Atlantic Coast Conference and beyond.”