Curtis Modkins is in his fifth season as Georgia Tech's running backs coach and his sixth year on the Tech staff after working with defensive backs in 2002.
In four seasons, Modkins has twice coached the leading rusher in the Atlantic Coast Conference, including Tashard Choice last fall. In his first year as a starter, Choice gained 1,473 yards and was named second-team all-ACC.
Tech ranked second in the ACC in rushing in 2006 after finishing third the previous year.
From 2003-05, Modkins worked with P.J. Daniels as the former walk-on developed into the fourth-leading rusher in Georgia Tech history and a two-time all-conference selection. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens.
In 2003, Daniels led the league in rushing with 1,447 yards, while in 2005 he was second in the ACC. In 2004, Daniels and backup Chris Woods missed time with injuries, but redshirt freshman Rashaun Grant stepped in and earned Freshman All-ACC honors.
Fullback Jimmy Dixon, a senior in 2004, signed a free agent contract with the Tennessee Titans following the season.
In 2002, Modkins coached Tech's only first-team all-ACC honoree in 2002, free safety Jeremy Muyres.
Modkins joined Chan Gailey's staff in January of 2002 after four seasons as cornerbacks coach at the University of New Mexico.
In 2001, Modkins' cornerbacks helped New Mexico rank 18th in the nation in total defense and haul in 15 total interceptions, and senior Stephen Persely was named to the all-Mountain West Conference team with six interceptions. From 1998 to 2000, UNM's passing yardage allowed declined each year.
In 1999, Modkins served a summer internship with the Dallas Cowboys, whose head coach at the time was Chan Gailey.
Modkins went to New Mexico from Texas Christian University, where he was a graduate assistant for one year (1995) and a full-time assistant coach for two years (1996-97).
Modkins was a three-year starter at running back at TCU, where he rushed for 2,763 yards and caught 54 passes during his career. He was a second team all-Southwest Conference selection in 1992 and ranked third on the Horned Frogs' career rushing list at the end of his career.
Upon the completion of his playing career, Modkins served for three years on Pat Sullivan's staff. He was a graduate assistant in 1995, the secondary coach in 1996 and the tight ends coach in 1997 before moving to New Mexico.
Modkins received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from TCU in 1993 and then earned his M.L.A. degree from TCU in 1997. Modkins is married to the former Kristi Ford and has three children, Ciera, Jett, and Mariah.