The coaching star of Ryan Curtis was still ascending when he stepped down as the head man at the University of Vermont in 2016, two days after guiding that program to the America East conference championship game for the first time ever.
After a decade at UVM, a family-friendly teaching and coaching position at Westminster School pointed the married father of two to Simsbury, Conn., where he took over a boys lacrosse team lodged in one of the country’s best prep leagues and looking up at many of its opponents.
“It’s been interesting,” said Curtis. “Leaving UVM and coming here, I was stepping into some new roles. The thing I was most unsure about was coaching. What can you do that you can’t do in college? What can’t you do?”