Feb. 21, 2013
CONWAY - Former Nebraska assistant Curt Baldus has joined the Coastal Carolina football staff, announced second year Chanticleer head coach Joe Moglia. Baldus will coach the specialists as well as assist with the defense and coordinate one of the special team units.
Baldus comes to Coastal Carolina after five seasons (2008-12) as a graduate assistant in his second stint with the Cornhuskers. He served as an offensive intern for the 2006 football season. In his final two seasons, Baldus was the defensive and special teams intern. He worked with the defensive line and helped Nebraska finish first in pass defense. In 2011, Nebraska had the best overall special teams in the Big Ten. From 2008-10, he was the offensive graduate assistant, working with the wide receivers, kickers and holders.
Baldus spent the 2007 season at the University at Buffalo, working with the offensive line, kickers and punters. Buffalo was Mid-American Conference East Division co-Champions and Baldus coached punter Ben Woods, who finished in the top 10 in the Ray Guy Award voting.
At both Nebraska and Buffalo, Baldus was involved in scouting opponents and on-campus recruiting.
Baldus began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at St. Cloud State from 2002-04. He helped with the offense and worked with the kickers, punters and strength and conditioning. In his first season, St. Cloud was co-North Central Conference Champion.
A native of Chaska, Minn., Baldus was an all-conference quarterback at Chaska High School. He played collegiately at Gustavus Adolphus College where he played defensive back, linebacker, punter and kicker from 1998-2002. He earned all-conference honors as a kicker and Academic All-District in 2001.
Baldus graduated from Gustavus Adolphus in physical education with a degree in 2002. He received his master's degree in both physical science and sport management from St. Cloud State in 2004. He received a master's in education administration from Nebraska in 2011.