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Alan Curtis Inducted into Nebo Athletic Hall of Fame

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 5:36pm

Alan was raised in Springville where he was active in youth football, baseball, and the rifle club.  He graduated from Springville High School in 1963 where he was active in drama and sports.  He played offensive and defensive tackle for football. He also participated in wrestling and baseball.

Alan attended Snow College on a football scholarship.  He played tackle for the Badgers.  He was also very active in Choir, drama, and other clubs on campus and graduated with his associate’s degree.  Snow College is where he met the love of his life, Carol Ann.  Alan went on to BYU and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Youth Leadership.

Alan began his coaching career with Springville High football in 1967 as part of an internship under Coach Mike Jacobsen.  This opportunity turned into a coaching career with Springville High for the last 44 years!

Alan’s first job out of college was in Omaha, Nebraska with Boys Clubs of America.  He was the athletic director there for four years.  He returned to Springville in 1972 to be closer to family. In 1977, he became the Community School/Recreation & Parks Director for Springville City. 

During Alan’s years as the Springville Recreation Director, he organized many youth and adult sports programs.  He was extremely involved in planning and developing new fields, tennis courts, and a skateboard park. He maintained of all the parks and swimming pool.  Alan took great pride in keeping the baseball, football, and soccer fields nice and green and free of weeds so that everyone could enjoy the parks. After 28 years with Nebo School District and Springville City, Alan retired in 2006.

Alan loves working with the youth of this area.  He has a way of disciplining and loving the youth he works with.  Alan has always had the best interest of the youth of Springville.  He loves being with the young people and teaching them about athletics and life.  Alan is a true Red Devil through and through!

Alan is married to Carol Ann Jacobsen. They have four children: Kelly, Courtney, Katy and Kimberly. They also have ten grandchildren.

On behalf of Nebo School District and Springville High, we induct Alan Curtis into the Nebo Athletic Hall of Fame.  Thank you, Alan, for all your hard work and dedication to our community!