Curtis, Brian 1971-
CURTIS, Brian 1971-
Born 1971; married, wife's name Tamara. Education: University of Virginia, B.S. (government); Ohio University, M.S. (sports management).
Home—Los Angeles, CA. Agent—c/o Author Mail, Taylor Trade, 4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200, Lanham, MD 20706.
Worked as a sports reporter and anchor in Ohio; "Sports Conversation" (radio talk show), Virginia, former host; worked in athletic departments at University of Virginia, University of Delaware, and Ohio University; former soccer coach at collegiate and high-school levels; Fox Sports Net, Los Angeles, CA, former sports reporter and broadcaster.
United States Basketball Writers Association.
Los Angeles Emmy Award nomination, 2001.
The Men of March: A Season inside the Lives of Basketball Coaches, Taylor Trade (Lanham, MD), 2003.
Brian Curtis, a former sports reporter and broadcaster for Fox Sports Net, spent the 2001-2002 collegiate basketball season with four Division I teams and their coaches. Those coaches included Steve Alford of Iowa, Steve Lavin of UCLA, Bill Self of Illinois, and Mike Brey of Notre Dame. In his book The Men of March: A Season inside the Lives of Basketball Coaches Curtis provides a look at the lives and jobs of these four coaches. He covers topics such as how the coaches got their start in coaching, pregame rituals of the coaches and teams, game strategies, recruiting, their personal lives, season highlights, and much more. James Miller, in Library Journal, concluded that "Curtis's examination of controversial issues is both interesting and original, as is his nuanced view of the life and duties of a college coach."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Library Journal, February 15, 2003, James Miller, review of The Men of March: A Season inside the Lives of Basketball Coaches, p. 144.
Observer (London, England), March 7, 2003, Andrew Soukup, review of The Men of March.
Publishers Weekly, February 17, 2003, review of The Men of March, p. 64.*