Curtis Steps Down After Eight Seasons As Head Softball Coach

Curtis Steps Down After Eight Seasons As Head Softball Coach

MILWAUKEE ( – Wisconsin Lutheran College Director of Athletics Skip Noon announced recently that Bill Curtis has stepped down as the Warriors' head softball coach. Curtis, the all-time winningest coach in program history, will continue his role as the college's Director of Athletic Development in a full-time capacity.

"Serving as head coach at Wisconsin Lutheran College has been one of the greatest privileges of my life," said Curtis. "I wish the program great success moving forward."

Curtis completed his eighth season as the Warriors' head coach in 2019 as WLC posted a 23-17 overall record (11-11 NACC) to qualify for the NACC Tournament for the second straight season and fifth time overall. Wisconsin Lutheran won two games in the conference tournament for the first time in program history and its 23 wins were the second-most all-time.

The 2014 NACC Co-Coach of the Year, Curtis guided WLC to its best season in program history as it finished 27-16 overall. The Warriors' 16-6 conference record tied the 2008 squad for most league victories.

"I am thankful for everything Bill did in eight seasons as our head softball coach," said Noon. "The program grew substantially. I enjoyed working with him on a day-to-day basis and I'm thankful he will remain in our department continuing to do a great job."

Curtis, who won 147 career games, including 81 in conference play, mentored 13 players to a total of 27 postseason honors in eight seasons as head coach.