Defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Allen Curtiss is now in his 15th season at Bluffton College. For the past three seasons he has guided the BC defense to a #2 ranking in the Heartland Conference in both pass defense and total defense, and the past two seasons the Beavers have ranked in the top three in the league in scoring defense.
In 2000 Curtiss led the Bluffton defensive unit to three shutout victories on their way to an HCAC co-championship. It marked just the fifth time in BC history that the defense had totaled three shutouts in the same season.
After coaching the defensive line from 1988 through 1999, Curtiss took over the linebacking corps in the 2000 season and has produced a first-team All-HCAC middle linebacker both seasons there (Greg Ditz in 2000 and Chris Sommers last season).
Curtiss serves as coordinator of athletic recruitment at BC and also coaches the men's golf team. He lives in Bowling Green with his wife Phyllis, son Eric and daughter Carrie.
Galesburg-Augusta H.S. (Galesburg, Mich.), 1975
B.A., Western Michigan University, 1985
M.A., University of Toledo, 1987
1984-85 Kalamazoo College (def. line)
1986 Bowling Green (grad. asst.)
1987 Olivet College (def. coord., DL)
1988- Bluffton College (def. line 88-99, def. coord. since 1992, LB's since 2000)