Curtis Wooten has had an illustrious career in New Zealand since arriving in the country in 1988. In that time, he has taught, coached, mentored, and administered the game at various levels. Those teams include the Hawera Hornets, NZ U18 Men, NZ U20 Men, Auckland Stars, Hawke’s Bay Hawks, as well as numerous age-group teams.

For nearly a quarter of a century he was head coach of Hastings Boys’ High School, before retiring in 2019.