Another classic interview with J.T. Curtis

John Curtis Head Coach along with two star players talk with RSHV

  • Joel Rodgers

Shreveport, La — When John Curtis comes to town, so does a tradition of winning.

This past weekend national ranked John Curtis Christian, led by J.T. Curtis, came to Shreveport’s Battle on the Border and knocked off Westlake (Atlanta) 55-27. The Patriots rushed for a Battle on the Border record 444 yards. Running back (and University of Georgia commit) Corey Wren had a total of 209 yards and two rushing touchdowns. He also caught a TD pass from Army commit Collin Guggenheim.

With 584 wins, Head Coach John T. Curtis ranks second all-time in wins among high school football coaches. He is in his 51st season at the helm of the football program. He has 27 State Championships in his career. He is a legend. And the legend continues to grow.

Over the summer, his grandson (Jeffery Curtis) was on the Little League team from River Ridge who won the Little League World Series. (Eastbank Little League defeated Curacao 8-0 in South Williamsport, Pa)

The legendary 72-year old Curtis talked about the joy of seeing his grandson’s team win the LLWS. Shared a story about his wife singing the National Anthem, and talked about winning.

The video also has interviews with both Corey Wren and Collin Guggenheim.

Corey Wren is considered the fastest high school player in the state of Louisiana, with a 10.4 100 meters and 4.31 40-yard dash. And Guggenheim, dual-threat quarterback, and natural born leader.

John Curtis is ranked 16th in the country by USA Today, and will continue to climb the poles, as long as the winning continues. Which we’re talking about John Curtis, so it probably will.

All-Time Coaching Wins

No. 1 John McKissick (South Carolina) 621-156-13

No. 2 *J.T. Curtis – John Curtis HS (Louisiana) 584-64-6

No. 3 *Mike Smith – Hampton HS (Virginia) 488-92-2

No. 4 Larry Campbell (Georgia) 477-85-3

No. 5 (tie) *Robert Hyland – St. Mary’s Springs (Wisconsin) 466-105-2

At his current pace of nearly twelve wins per season, Curtis would catch John McKissick, who tops the list with 621 wins, during the 2021 or 2022 season.


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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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