The Archbishop Riordan High School Athletic Department announced today that Joey Curtin has been named the new head varsity basketball coach for the 2017-18 season.

Curtin, a 2001 graduate of Riordan, has served as a basketball coach at Riordan for the past 10 seasons, including seven as the junior varsity head coach. He also was an assistant varsity coach in 2008 when the team won the CCS Championship.

While a student at Riordan, Curtin’s team won the WCAL Championship and Norcal Championship, and were runners up in the State final.

“I’m thrilled to be able to lead the program at my alma mater, to build on the great tradition of Crusader basketball, and to work directly with the young men of Riordan,” said Curtin.

“Joey has a sharp basketball mind, he understands what it takes to succeed in the WCAL, and he is passionate about building a program,” said Director of Athletics Michael Gilleran. “His presence on campus will be a huge asset.”

Curtin will also join the staff at Riordan to support international admissions, student activities, camps, and student support programs.

The school announced earlier this month a desire to have more on campus coaches. “Having a coach who will be working on campus will allow the individual to connect with student athletes both on and off the court,” said Principal Vittorio Anastasio. “Joey is an experienced coach and will also help us fill a need in our expanding international boarding program. He brings a great skill set in sales and marketing.”

Curtin graduated from the University of San Francisco with a degree in business and is a member of Riordan’s alumni board. His brother is Danny Curtin ‘08, current Director of Admissions and an assistant coach in the football program.