HFC QB Coach, Cortland State
About this speaker
Curt Fitzpatrick was named SUNY Cortland’s football head coach in February 2020. The Red Dragons didn't compete that fall due to COVID-19, but in his first season on the field in 2021 Fitzpatrick led Cortland to one of the best seasons in school history. Cortland finished 11-1 to tie a school record for wins in a season. That mark included the Red Dragons' first 10-0 season since 1988, capped by a win over Ithaca in the annual Cortaca Jug game. Cortland won the Empire 8 title with a 6-0 mark and was victorious in its NCAA Division III first-round game to tie for ninth place nationally. The Red Dragons averaged a school-record 41.4 points per game, and Fitzpatrick and his assistants were named the Empire 8 Coaching Staff of the Year. Fitzpatrick came to Cortland from Morrisville State, where he served as head coach for seven seasons from 2013-19. He guided the Mustangs to four winning seasons (2014, 2015, 2018, 2019), including one conference championship title and three postseason ECAC bowl appearances. During his time at Morrisville, Fitzpatrick’s high-powered offense averaged 31.5 points and 438 yards per game, making it one of the most potent offenses annually in the Empire 8. Prior to Morrisville, Fitzpatrick served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Utica College from 2008-12. In his time with the Pioneers, his balanced, no-huddle offense was one of the best in the Empire 8, gained national attention and set numerous school records.