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Curtis Watson


Curtis has been playing soccer for the past 15 years, starting at Saguaro High School (where he also played football and ran track) before attending Scottsdale Community College where he played right wing for two years. He then transferred to Arizona State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science and a master’s degree in secondary-education. Curtis has continued playing soccer on local clubs and recreational teams as well as refereeing club and high school games. Furthermore, he currently teaches Social Studies at Madison Highland Prep in Phoenix where he also coaches Varsity Men’s Soccer and Track and Field.. 


  • Phoenix Rising FC North Valley: Head Coach (2019-Present)

  • Madison Highland Prep: Varsity Men’s Soccer Head Coach (2015-Present)

  • Madison Highland Prep: Varsity Men & Women’s Track and Field (2016-Present)
  • Madison Highland Prep: #1 ranked soccer team for 3 years in a row (Canyon Athletic Association)
  • Madison Highland Prep: Varsity Men’s Soccer 3-time Conference Champions
  • Madison Highland Prep: Varsity Men’s Soccer 2-time State Runner-up
  • Madison Highland Prep: Coach of the Year (Varsity Men & Women’s Track and Field, 2018)


  • Master’s Degree – Secondary Education (2014) Arizona State University
  • Bachelor of the Arts – History (2013) Political Science (Minor) Arizona State University
  • USSF National “D” License
  • USSF 11v11 Diploma
  • USSF 9v9 Diploma
  • USSF 7v7 Diploma
  • United Soccer Coaches 11v11 Diploma