The Providence Academy Athletic Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Greg Curtis to the position of Boys Golf Head Coach. Curtis’s background includes a wealth of instructing and coaching opportunities that will help him oversee the school’s 7th through 12th grade boys golf program.
Coach Curtis has a well-established coaching background. He has spent three springs as the Boys Golf Head Coach at Park Center High School and is a First Tee Program instructor with Three Rivers Park District. Besides golf, Coach Curtis is currently the Girls Basketball Head Coach at Big Lake High School and has been an assistant football coach for three years.
Greg attended Brooklyn Center High School where he participated in played football, basketball, track and field, baseball and wrestling.
Of his appointment, Coach Curtis says, “I have been working with athletes through individual and group training for over 25 years. I love teaching children and adults how to play golf and how to improve their game and that experience has led me to Providence Academy. My program goals are to help every player improve their game from the beginning to the end of the season. Most importantly, I want every player to have fun every day at practice and during matches. I’m already looking forward to the spring season!”
Director of Athletics Mr. Rick Johns summed up this selection by stating, “I know that Greg is a great fit for Providence Academy. He has a deep coaching résumé, cares profoundly about kids and is dedicated to educational based athletics.”
Chris Miller Assistant Boys Golf Coach
Chris is a product of Willmar High School and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN. Chris later earned his Masters of Science and Education and Education Specialist Degree from the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse.
Chris played football, basketball baseball and golf in high school and golfed at St. Johns.
Before coaching at Providence Academy Chris coached high school football, baseball and basketball in Tracy-Milroy-Balaton School District and coached baseball at Blaine High School Coached. Chris has also coached youth travel teams in Saint Michael Albertville, where his children attend school.
When asked, what in your past best prepares you for this role? Chris responded, “I have been fortunate to learn and grow from many great coaches both as a player and a coach from the youth to the collegiate level. Each individual that I have been coached by or under has instilled in me positive characteristics that I have used to help prepare me in all facets of coaching. From the X's and O's, to game day preparation, to being a mentor and teacher to the kids. From Coach Anderson and Coach Miller, my dad, my youth football coaches, to Coach Haugen and Smith, my college coaches, and others along the way, they have all left a lasting impression on me, and hope that someday my players will feel the same way about Coach Miller.”
Assistant Boys Golf
John attended St. Peter High School and Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter MN. He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus with a BA in Organizational Management.
John played football, hockey and golfed for St. Peter High School. He was a three-year two-way football player for the Saints and also served as a captain for a year. John played hockey for four years and was a six-year golfer at St. Peter and served as a golf captain for three years.
At Gustavus Adolphus, John was a four-year defensive player and played on an undefeated team that won the MIAC Championship in 1987. John also spent four years of spring golf on the links with the Golden Gusties.
Coach Daugherty has had two sons graduate from PA and got his start in high school coaching while they were still Lions because he was interested in contributing to athletic programs with a strong moral background.
When asked why he coaches at PA, John articulates, “Growing up with wonderful coaches, I want to give back to my children’s school to help grow and develop the athletic programs at PA. I am looking forward to continued growth and program stabilization in both football and boys’ golf, and to grow student athletes into productive men.”