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ANDRE CURTIS DEFENSIVE BACKS SEAHAWKS EXPERIENCE: 2ND YEAR NFL EXPERIENCE: 11TH YEAR Hired by the Seahawks on March 25, 2015, Curtis joins his fourth NFL team after spending three seasons (2012-14) with the New Orleans Saints as assistant secondary coach. In his fi rst season with Seattle in 2015, the Seahawks secondary boasted three Pro Bowlers in S Kam Chancellor, CB Richard Sherman and S Earl Thomas for the third-consecutive season as they helped Seattle rank second in total defense (291.8 ypg) and second in pass defense (210.3 ypg) in the NFL. In New Orleans, Curtis worked with safety Kenny Vaccaro and cornerback Keenan Lewis. Vaccaro was a PFWA All-Rookie selection as he led the secondary with 93 tackles while Lewis led the team with a career-high four interceptions in 2013. Curtis was a defensive quality control coach for the N.Y. Giants from 2006-08 and the defensive backs/safeties coach for the St. Louis Rams from 2009-11 before joining the Saints. In 2011, the Rams fi nished seventh in the NFL in pass defense (206.7 ypg). Prior to the NFL, he coached defensive ends at Georgia Southern (2004-05) and linebackers at his alma mater, Virginia Military Institute, from 2000-03. While on the VMI staff, Curtis worked in the N.Y. Jets training camp in 2002, and in 2003, was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a part of the NFL’s Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship. Curtis was a four-year letterwinner as a linebacker at VMI from 1996-99. He started 31 consecutive games and fi nished his career with 354 tackles, while earning second-team All- Southern Conference honors in 1998. Born on December 8, 1976, Curtis is a native of Beaverdam, Va. and has a bachelor’s degree in economics and business from VMI. MONDRAY GEE ASSISTANT STRENGTH & CONDITIONING SEAHAWKS EXPERIENCE: 7TH YEAR NFL EXPERIENCE: 16TH YEAR Hired on February 4, 2010, Mondray Gee enters his 16th year in the NFL, spending the fi rst seven in Detroit and two in Green Bay’s weight room. Recommended to coach Carroll by GM John Schneider, who also worked in Green Bay before joining Seattle. In Seattle, Gee works alongside the athletic training staff to conduct comprehensive and rigorous rehabilitation programs for players returning from injured reserve and/or the team’s physically unable to perform list. Last season, Gee aided safety Earl Thomas’ (shoulder) return to the practice fi eld in training camp from the physically unable to perform list. Thomas went on to play in his 108th consecutive game. In 2014, he worked with defensive backs Jeremy Lane (groin) and Tharold Simon (foot) to return from their injuries to compete in a deep secondary unit during the team’s run to Super Bowl XLIX. In 2011, wide receiver Deon Butler, who suffered a broken leg, and cornerback Roy Lewis, who underwent knee surgery returned from the physically unable to perform list during the season to be productive backups. Gee followed this success with another rehabilitation program for cornerback Walter Thur mond in 2012, aiding him in his return to the playing fi eld from multiple lower leg injuries. While in Green Bay, Gee worked with players on improving power development, speed, recovery & regeneration and fl exibility. Was a part of the staff that helped Pro Bowl players Nick Collins, Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews and Charles Woodson earn a trip to the postseason in 2009 with an 11-5 record. His primary duties in Detroit included designing, organizing and executing strength and conditioning procedures, as well as assisting with practice and assisting the defensive staff on game days. Prior to his tenure in Detroit, Gee worked in many capacities at Michigan State (1996-2001). At the school, he assisted the strength and conditioning department and the football team. He worked as an intern as an undergrad and served as a graduate assistant from 2000-01. Gee earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology education in 1999, and secured a master’s degree in athletic administra- ASSISTANT COACHES 50


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