Introducing Scott Curtis!

Scott Curtis – TBC Cricket’s New Development Coach

Where are you from Scott?

Born and raised in West Auckland. I attended all my schooling there before I made the move down to the Bay of Plenty.

Favourite hobby outside of sport?

I enjoy playing poker, video games and any strategy games. Currently learning to play the guitar.

How did you become involved in sports?

My family had always been into sports. Mum has her ‘NZ Netball Umpiring Badge’ and Dad played 20 years of Premier Softball. When I was 2, I used to emulate the cricketers I saw on TV. This sparked my passion and I have played all different types of sport since then.

How long have you been involved in the coaching industry?

I started coaching at 15, when I would help out with junior cricket team’s at my local club. I worked for Auckland Cricket for a couple of years, going into primary schools and delivering cricket sessions. I played and coached in the UK for two 6 month stints before then getting into Golf. I was able to use this platform to study ‘Sports Coaching’ for 4 years.

Tell us a bit about your OE in Canada over the last few years?

In April 2019 I took off to Canada, on a work visa, to experience another part of the world. I worked as a zipline guide and ropes course guide, taking tours all day. In the winter, I worked as a snow shoe guide, taking groups for treks through the snow. I also started working in a kitchen, working on my chef skills for a couple of months, before Covid-19 cut that short and I moved back to NZ in June.

How did you become involved with Tauranga Boys’ College Cricket?

I applied for a TBC Cricket coaching job back in 2018. I had just finished 4 years working as a Golf Pro and wanted to get back into cricket in some capacity when the job came up. I’m excited to be back this year to have a more significant role at the school.

What are your expectations as the newly appointed Development Coach?

I’m not sure I have any set expectations as yet. My vision is to inspire a love for cricket and provide an environment where people can express themselves.

Favourite cricket memory?

I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to bowl to most of the touring international teams over the years and have fond memories of bowling to Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Chris Gayle, and Ricky Ponting. 

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