Arden Curtis is one of Connecticut’s pioneers in women’s sports. She was a physical education teacher, coach, referee, and activist for girls’ and women’s athletic opportunities at all levels. During her 32-year teaching career, Curtis was a basketball official, gymnastics coach, cross country coach and track coach.
Curtis was a driving force within the CIAC and the Connecticut High School Coaches’ Association for expansion and acceptance of girls’ varsity athletics programs. She received na-tional and statewide recognition for her outstanding leadership and for her contributions to girls’ and women’s athletics. Her contributions were acknowledged by her induction into the New Agenda Northeast Women’s Hall of Fame.