When varsity soccer coach Curtis Blair first joined the Baylor faculty, “It was hard to understand the meaning of ‘Baylor community,’” he said. “But my family moved on campus, and, now as a dorm parent, I understand what really makes the Baylor community; it’s the people.”
Curtis played soccer for Soddy-Daisy High School and was the first player from the school to make All-State. He then captained the soccer team at Tennessee Wesleyan College, where he earned a BS in exercise and sports science with an emphasis in physical education and health and assisted with coaching. He earned his MS in human movement with an emphasis on sports and conditions from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Ariz.
Curtis was the director of coaching and player development for the Tennessee State Soccer Association for two years and holds the highest license, an A License, from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). “I started coaching soccer at a young age to earn money and fell in love with watching kids grow and mature.” Even after many years of playing and coaching soccer, Curtis still loves the game. He lists coaching club soccer as a hobby and is well known in the soccer community. His other hobby is spending time with his wife, Leslie, and their children, Hollyn, Hudson, and Cooper.
What Curtis most enjoys about Baylor is “working with the students of this great school. There are some great young minds here, and it is a privilege to work at a school like Baylor.”
Written by Rachel Schulson