If there is anyone who has a lifelong investment in soccer in the Knoxville metro area, it is Chris Curtin. A former player for some of the original top clubs in the Knoxville area- Knoxville Rowdies, Knoxville United, and Smoky Mountain Soccer Club- Coach Curtin jumped into coaching seven years ago. Since then, he has coached a long list of players in East Tennessee, including U7-U10 academy teams, girl’s middle school and travel competitive teams. In recent years, he has focused primarily on building soccer in the Anderson County area and has had much success in growing numbers and quality. Multiple players have advanced into the Tennessee Olympic Development program, including one who plays on the state team. Recently, Coach Curtin was named the head coach of the Anderson County High School girls’ team.
Coach Curtin holds a National “D” coaching license and is a National Federation of High Schools accredited interscholastic soccer coach. He has recently been named the technical director and site director for FC Norris, a branch of the ADC. Coach Curtin, a former United States Marine, can often be found running the trails of Norris before dawn in an effort to stay in shape.
He has a degree from the University of Tennessee in Business Administration and works in finance. He is married to wife Jennifer and has two kids who play soccer: Katie (99 Girls) and Michael (Norris FC 06).