Curtis Blackwell is in his first season at Michigan State as the director of college advancement and performance/camp director.
Blackwell has previous coaching experience in high school (Detroit Martin Luther King, 2003-05, 2007; Detroit Mackenize (2006) and spent nine years as the co-director of the "Sound Mind, Sound Body" Football Academy, a program devoted to high school student-athletes who aspire to play in college that emphasizes the importance of both academics and athletics.
One of Blackwell's primary duties is to mentor current student-athletes, with a focus on leadership, graduation and career objectives. He will also play a key role in the development and implementation of strategic plans in football recruiting.
In addition, Blackwell will coordinate and serve as the camp director for all MSU football summer camps and work on the continuing development of relationships with youth football programs throughout the state of Michigan.
THE BLACKWELL FILE:
YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: First. Joined staff on Aug. 2, 2013.
PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: High School - Assistant coach at Detroit Martin Luther King (2003-05, 2007); assistant coach at Detroit Mackenzie (2006).
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in sport management from Hampton in 2000; master's degree in sports administration from Baylor in 2002.
POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Player - 1997 Division I-AA Playoffs, 1998 Division I-AA Playoffs, 1999 Heritage Bowl.
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