Curtis Collier has served as Sam Houston State University's compliance coordinator since 2009. For six years, he was the Bearkats' head track and field/cross country coach.
Collier’s areas of responsibility include compliance education and interpretations; NCAA reports; APR and GSR; CAi Software; squad lists and roster management; eligibility center IRL; scholarships and NLI; complimentary admissions; camps & clinics and recruiting.
Collier served as head coach from June 2003-June 2009, developing the track and field program into the most successful in the University's history.
Under Collier, Sam Houston won seven Southland Conference team championships, finished as SLC runner-up six times and had two third place finishes in indoor and outdoor track and field and cross country.
Bearkat track and field won the Southland men's outdoor championship in 2005 and 2006, the women's indoor crown in 2007 and 2008 and the women's outdoor trophy in 2005, 2006 and 2008.
Collier was recognized as Southland Conference "Coach of the Year" six times. He is the only Southland coach to win "Coach of the Year" honors for both men's and women's outdoor track and field in back-to-back seasons. Only once before in the 34-year history of the awards has one coach received the honor for both men's and women's outdoor track and field in a single year.
While Collier was the head coach, Sam Houston State produced 29 individual champions in Southland indoor track and field with 47 student-athletes earning All-SLC honors a total of 84 times. Outdoors, the Bearkats won 43 individual league titles with 65 Kats earning all-league recognition a total of 155 times.
Serving as assistant coach at SHSU for two years before becoming head coach, Collier was part of a Sam Houston program that set 60 of the 93 outdoor and indoor records on the books for Sam Houston State at the time.
Collier holds Master's degrees from Utah State and UTEP. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from Texas A&M where he was a member of the track and field team. His wife, Charlotte, works locally as a teacher and coach at Alpha Omega Academy. She is a native of Denmark and a former Danish national record holder in the hammer. The pair are the parents of two sons, Lukas Christopher, born in June 2006, and Niklas Gordon, born in February, 2008.