Andre Curtis

Andre Curtis is an American football safeties coach for the Chicago Bears. He was a former linebacker at Virginia Military Institute.

Andre Curtis
Chicago Bears
Position:Safeties coach
Personal information
Born: (1976-12-08) December 8, 1976 (age 46)
Beaverdam, Virginia
Career information
College:VMI
Career history
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards

Playing careerEdit

Curtis was a four-year letter winner playing linebacker for the Keydets between 1996 and 1999.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

College coaching careerEdit

Curtis began his coaching career at his alma mater coaching his former position, linebackers. He was there for four years and would then go on to coach the 2004 and 2005 seasons at Georgia Southern as their defensive ends coach.[2] During his time coaching at the college level Curtis had internships with the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a part of the NFL's Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship.

GiantsEdit

Curtis was a defensive quality control coach for the New York Giants from 2006-2008 coaching under David Merritt who he played under at VMI.[3] With the Giants, Curtis won the Super Bowl.

RamsEdit

From 2009[4] to 2011 Curtis served as the defensive backs/safeties coach for the St. Louis Rams when he went to the team with Steve Spagnuolo.[5][6]

SaintsEdit

Once again following Spagnuolo, Curtis went to New Orleans and became the Saints assistant defensive backs coach.[7]

SeahawksEdit

On March 25, 2015 Curtis was hired by the Seahawks organization to be the team’s safeties coach.[8] In 2017 he was made the team’s defensive backs coach. In 2018 he was promoted to defensive pass game coordinator. He was released by the team after the 2021 season.[9]

BearsEdit

On February 10, 2022, it was announced that Curtis was joining the Chicago Bears as their safeties coach.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Starling (ABC7), Alison (2020-07-21). "Prominent VMI graduates push school to address cozy relationship with Confederate symbols". WJLA. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  2. ^ Condotta, Bob (March 25, 2015). "Seahawks fill out defensive coaching staff with three more hires". Seattle Times.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Berman981-3125, Mark. "Super journey runs through VMI". Roanoke Times. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  4. ^ Thurman, Erika. "Get To Know Your Rams Coaching Staff!". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  5. ^ "Giants lose assistant to Rams". New York Post. 2009-01-29. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  6. ^ "Spagnuolo Announces 2 More Coaches". Los Angeles Rams. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  7. ^ Kelly, David "Satch" (2012-02-07). "New Orleans Saints hire Andre Curtis as assistant secondary coach - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com". Canal Street Chronicles. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  8. ^ Woodbery, Evan. "Former Saints assistant Andre Curtis hired by Seattle Seahawks". NOLA.com. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  9. ^ "Seattle Overload, Episode 29: Reaction to Seahawks Firing Ken Norton Jr., Andre Curtis | Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More". www.si.com. Retrieved 2022-02-11.
  10. ^ chicagobears.com, Larry Mayer |. "Bears add Curtis as Safeties Coach". chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2022-02-10.