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Kurtis Townsend
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Title Assistant coach
College Kansas
Sport Basketball
Career highlights
Playing career
1978–1980 Western Kentucky
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
California (asst.)
Eastern Kentucky (asst.)
Michigan (asst.)
USC (asst.)
Miami (asst.)
Kansas (asst.)

Kurtis Townsend is an American basketball coach. He is currently assistant men's basketball coach at the University of Kansas, under Bill Self. Townsend was an assistant on the Jayhawks 2007-2008 NCAA national championship team.[1]


Playing career

Townsend is a 1982 graduate of Western Kentucky University, where he completed his bachelor's degree in recreation and played point guard from 1978-80. The team won the 1980 Ohio Valley Conference championship and earned a bid in the 1980 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where they lost in the first round to Virginia Tech in an overtime game.[2]

Prior to Western Kentucky, Townsend spent two seasons playing at Menlo Junior College in California.

After college, Townsend played one season for the Montana Golden Nuggets of the CBA.

Coaching career

Townsend is currently an assistant coach at the University of Kansas and helped the team win the 2008 NCAA Championship. Previous positions include Miami, USC[3], Michigan, Eastern Kentucky and Cal.[4][5]

Personal life

Kurtis is the brother of former NBA player Raymond Townsend.


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