W. Curtis Stitt Coach and Trustee (Coaches: Hurdles, Throws, Combined Events)
Founder and Head Coach of New World Track Club, Inc. For more than thirty years, attorney W. Curtis Stitt has organized, administered and coached youth track and field programs. In 1987, he founded the New World Track Club, Inc. Since New World’s formation, Coach Stitt has led New World coaches in developing 120 national championship medalists including eleven national champions, and fifteen silver medalists. Under Stitt’s leadership, New World has also coached six Ohio high school champions, three Ohio high school state meet record holders and one youth national record holder.
Stitt holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law and a B.A. from Kent State University where he also had a short stint as a member of the Golden Flashes Track & Field team. Stitt was a long jumper and middle distance runner at Kent and JFK High School in Cleveland, Ohio.
Under Stitt’s leadership, New World programs promote educational opportunities through the New World College Tour; recognize its members’ individual on-track and off-track achievements through Athlete-of-the-week Awards; provide opportunities to travel throughout the country to regional and national championship meets; and encourage activities that help them develop their full potential as young people. New World instills in its members the importance of the constant pursuit of excellence in all endeavors, both on and off the track. Collectively, New World programs expose its members to a diversity of positive experiences that help develop “Champion Athletes on the Track and Champion Citizens off the Track.”
Stitt has held several leadership positions with USA Track & Field, the United States’ governing body for the sport, on the state and national levels. Those positions include Ohio Association president; Ohio Association’s Athletics Board of Review; member of the national Board of Directors and its Executive Committee; national Associations Committee Chairman; member of the national Law & Legislation Committee; member of the National Athletics Board of Review; member of the Doping Control Review Board. Stitt also represented a USA top three athlete in legal and administrative proceedings with USA Track & Field, securing her eligibility to compete in the Olympic Games where she won a silver medal.
A 2003 Jefferson Award Finalist prize recognized Stitt for his volunteer community service with New World Track Club and young people in central Ohio. In 2009 Coach Stitt was awarded the Jewel Award for Leadership in Business and Enterprise for his development, implementation and significant personal involvement in New World Track programs.
Stitt is licensed to practice law in state of Ohio, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations and a Life Member of the Kent State University Alumni Association.
Stitt is a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church and has served a number of community organizations in central Ohio including former board member of the Council for Ethical Leadership, Franklinton Board of Trade and the Gloria Friend (Mt. Olivet) Christian Academy. He is a past president of the Columbus Chapter of the National Council of Black Lawyers and former member of the Executive Committee of the National Board of Directors of USA Track & Field. Stitt is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the Council for Ethical Leadership at Capital University.
Stitt is married and has one daughter who is currently a student at The Ohio State University. New World Track Club is based in Columbus, Ohio. We serve athletes from Columbus and surrounding communities. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us using one of the methods below.