Curt W. Cattau, PhD
MCAA 510 Principles of Coaching and Leadership
MCAA 520 Psychology of Coaching
Curt earned his BS in Physical Education and Biology at Concordia University Nebraska (73) participating in wrestling and football. He received his MS degree in Human Kinetics from University of Wisconsin (89) and PhD in Sports Administration from University of New Mexico (07). His doctoral research was on high school coaching evaluations. During his teaching, coaching and administrative career he has been an advocate of personal health and lifetime activities while also promoting the value of strong co-curricular athletic programs. Programs that provide a balance of academic and personal character development while striving to promote excellence in all aspects of athletic endeavors.
Curt served at Martin Luther High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for 18 years where he coached football, wrestling and track & field. For 13 years he was the Director of Athletics and was the key principle in the athletic facility development for the school adding football, baseball, soccer, softball game and practice fields and a track & field facility. He served on local, conference, and state athletic boards, receiving an Athletic Director of the Year award for the 87-88 year.
For the past 18 years Curt has been at the Concordia University teaching, coaching and served as Director of Athletics for 7 years. During those years 2 teams won National Championships and several teams made appearances at Regional and National Championship playoffs. Since retiring as the Director of Athletics he still maintains his connection to athletics as the universities Faculty Athletics Representative to the NAIA.
Curt now teaches full time and the focus of his work is on undergraduate Health and Wellness, Sports Management, Physical Education and the Masters level Coaching and Athletic Administration. Most recently, as a part of the Sport Management Program he has developed trainings that offer certificates for members of the Shanghai Sports Bureau in the area of Sport Business and Sport Coaching through the Center for Excellence – Sport Leadership. On the anniversary date of the 08 Beijing Olympics he presented at the 2009 International Forum of China Sports Culture and Economic Development in Beijing, China to the assembly on the topic "How the American experience in the area of sport coaching athletics education would benefit the cultivation of sport talents in China."
Curt and his wife Ruth (Klammer) have two sons Luke and Andrew, married to Kimberly with a son, Rowan.