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    Curtis Shaner
    Curtis Shaner

    Associate Director of Equipment Operations/Football

    Alma Mater:
    Ashland College

    Now in his 27th year at Northwestern, Curtis Shaner is the associate director of equipment operations and manager for the Wildcats' football program. A native of Bowling Green, Ohio, Shaner attended Bowling Green High School where he became an equipment aide and ball boy at Bowling Green State University for Glenn Sharp, who was the equipment manager and founder of the AEMA (Athletic Equipment Managers Association). Following high school, Shaner attended Ashland College.

    Upon graduation, Shaner became the the head equipment manager at Ashland for one year. From there, he worked as an equipment manager at Oklahoma State University for five years and Western Michigan University for one year before becoming a member of Northwestern's staff.

    As the equipment manager for football, Shaner sets up and takes down practice sets, helps coordinate the transportation of all equipment for Camp Kenosha as well as all road contests, handles team laundry and oversees student managers.

    Shaner, who resides in Skokie, is a member of AEMA.