Curtin Named Track & Cross Country Coach

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Kevin Curtin, head coach of the New Balance Boston Track Club since 2003, has been named the men's and women's track and cross country coach at Bentley University, athletics director Bob DeFelice announced.

Curtin, during his tenure with New Balance, had two of his athletes quality for the Olympic Trials and two earn spots on United States national teams. He also coached six athletes to the U.S. nationals and coached teams which finished second in the National Cross Country Club Championships in 2007 and 2008.

His duties with New Balance Boston included designing and implementing all workouts and training schedules for 40 post-collegiate athletes, recruiting graduating athletes and relocating post-collegiate athletes to run for the club, and coordinating the New Balance Twilight Meet Series that was held at Bentley the last two years.

Curtin's coaching resume also includes a year (1986-87) as an assistant track coach at his alma mater, Brandeis University, and a year (1992-93) as head coach at Needham High School. He was also head coach of Reebok Boston from 2003-05 and an assistant with the same club team for the previous five years.

As an athlete, Curtin participated in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 1500 meters, earned All-America honors in cross country for Brandeis, and was captain of the Judges' 1983 NCAA Division III national championship team.

Curtin, who still resides in his hometown of Billerica, was inducted into the Billerica High School Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Brandeis Hall of Fame eight years later. He graduated from Brandeis in 1984.

Curtin's family has longtime ties with Bentley. His grandfather, Francis Curtin, was part of the class of 1927.

Curtin succeeds Ed Lyons, who has recently announced his retirement after 19 seasons as the Bentley head coach.

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