The senior member of Furman's assistant coaching staff, Pierre Curtis is now in his fifth year with the Paladins, having arrived in Greenville prior to the start of the 2013-14 campaign. He also serves as the program's recruiting coordinator.
A 2010 graduate of James Madison University where he starred as a player for the Dukes, he coached women’s basketball at Harrisonburg (Va.) High School for two seasons prior to coming to Furman, helping direct his squad to a pair of region playoff appearances.
Curtis played professionally in Germany during the 2010-11 season before beginning his coaching career. He also counts extensive summer camp experience with numerous colleges and work with the prestigious Boo Williams AAU organization.
A native of Denver, Colorado, he was a two-year starter at Denver East High School, where he keyed his squad to a state championship and No. 12 national ranking his junior year. He earned all-state and Denver Player of the Year honors as a senior before enrolling at Charis Prep School in Goldsboro, N.C., where he averaged 22.0 points and 8.0 rebounds while pacing his squad to a No. 14 national ranking.
He signed with James Madison and went on to register 1,237 points and complete his career as the Dukes’ all-time leader in starts, assists, and steals.
Holder of a bachelor’s degree in sports management from JMU, he has a daughter, Sydney.