Kurtis Shultz is in his third season as part of the USC strength and conditioning staff. He will primarily be working with the USC men's basketball team once again this season.
Shultz arrives at USC after three seasons (2009-11) as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head strength and conditioning coach and six seasons overall with the NFL team. He oversaw the Buccaneers year-round conditioning program while also overseeing the 9,353 square foot workout facility that he helped design.
Shultz joined Tampa Bay after two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings (2004-05) as the head strength and conditioning coach. In 2003 he served as the assistant strength coach with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Shultz gained a bulk of his professional experience as strength coach for the Maryland basketball program, helping the team to the 2001-02 NCAA title.
Shultz was also a basketball player at Maryland (1991-95) and served as team captain as a senior. His final two seasons with the Terrapins they advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.
His wife's name is Sharon and they have three children, Jacobs (6), Courson (4) and Jaxson (2).