Assistant Coach - Throws
- Years at CLU3
Curtis Hodge returns for his fourth year as an assistant coach for the Cal Lutheran track and field program, focusing on the shot put, discus, hammer and javelin events.
Hodge initially attended Moorpark College, where in 2010 he placed 4th at the men’s track and field California State Championships in the hammer throw. He graduated MC with an Associates Degree in Social & Behavioral Sciences.
From 2010-13, Hodge attended Radford University on a track and field scholarship. During both of his seasons with the Highlanders, Hodge earned an NCAA East Regional qualification in the hammer throw and finished ranked 29th in the USA with a throw of 58 meters.
Hodge earned his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice in 2013 from the University of Radford.
Since graduation, Coach Hodge has helped a handful of athletes reach the next level including NCAA Division III Championships & Paralympics.
His coaching philosophy is simple. "I am here to coach you into the best version of yourself, not just the best athlete."
Coach Hodge describes his throwers as a group who create a culture of discipline. "We hold each person on the team to a high standard. We thrive on hard work because it is the backbone of our program and as a result we grow as a team."
"People always ask me what I look for in an athlete. It's simple. I'm not looking for the best person but the right person."
When Coach Hodge isn't on the field coaching his track and field throwers you can find him coaching and competing in the "Highland 805 Heavies" - a local group of men and women who meet up on Sunday afternoons for the Scottish Games.