August 11, 2010


Curtis becomes head coach at Cal State Northridge


Matt Curtis has been named head coach at Cal State Northridge.


For the past 10 years, Curtis has been an assistant at Fresno State. The Bulldogs posted a record of 362-272 over that time. Curtis helped Fresno State capture five straight WAC titles, make four NCAA Tournament appearances in the past five seasons and win the 2008 national championship.


Curtis was a student assistant at Fresno State in 1998 and was a volunteer assistant from 2000-02, working with catchers and hitters as well as serving as first base coach. He became a full-time assistant in 2002. Over the past three seasons, Curtis was pitching coach and third base coach.


A native of Visalia, Calif., Curtis was a four-year letter-winner at Fresno State. He was an all-conference catcher and academic all-conference selection. Curtis was a two-time recipient of the WAC Scholar-Athlete Award (1994-95). Curtis earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1999. He was inducted into the Fresno State Hall of Fame in 2003.


Following his collegiate career, Curtis signed a professional contract with the Anaheim Angels in 1999. He played at the Double-A level with the Angels and with the Cleveland Indians organization.


Curtis earned a master’s degree in business administration from Fresno State in 2001.


(photo courtesy of Fresno State Media Relations Office)