Hired by the Seahawks on March 25, 2015, Curtis joins his fourth NFL team after spending the last three seasons (2012-14) with the New Orleans Saints as assistant secondary coach.
In New Orleans, Curtis worked with safety Kenny Vaccaro and cornerback Keenan Lewis. Vaccaro was a PFWA All-Rookie selection as he led the secondary with 93 tackles while Lewis led the team with a career-high four interceptions in 2013.
Curtis was a defensive quality control coach for the N.Y. Giants from 2006-08 and the defensive backs/safeties coach for the St. Louis Rams from 2009-11 before joining the Saints. In 2011, the Rams finished seventh in the NFL in pass defense (206.7 ypg).
Prior to the NFL, he coached defensive ends at Georgia Southern (2004-05) and linebackers at his alma mater, Virginia Military Institute, from 2000-03.
While on the VMI staff, Curtis worked in the N.Y. Jets training camp in 2002, and in 2003, was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a part of the NFL’s Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship.
Curtis was a four-year letter winner as a linebacker at VMI from 1996-99. He started 31 consecutive games and finished his career with 354 tackles, while earning second-team All- Southern Conference honors in 1998.
Born on December 8, 1976, Curtis is a native of Beaverdam, Va. and has a bachelor’s degree in economics and business from VMI.