Curcio began coaching in 2001, working with teams including the Pickering Panthers, London Knights, Utah Grizzlies and Salut Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
In 2009, Curcio organized the Euro Can Cup at London’s John Labatt Centre. The round-robin tournament pitted London Knights alumni against EHC Munich, Linz Black Wings and EV Zug, and raised more than $35,000 for the American and Canadian Spinal Cord Research’s Shoot for a Cure campaign.
Curcio has a 12-year-old son, Brandon, and is married to Elouise Bird-Curcio.
Osama, a native of Littleton, Colo., Enters his second season as Head Athletic Trainer and Performance Coach for the Bulls.
Osama’s Duties with the Bulls include: Daily injury care, rehabilitation, and maintenance of athletic sports injuries, as well as providing biomechanical analysis and corrective exercises for individual players. Osama also performs duties as the team’s Performance Coach in regards to dry land training and conditioning.
Osama is a graduate of Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO., where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. Osama also earned a Master’s in Exercise Science/Physiology from Colorado State University.
His first exposure to hockey came during an internship with the University of Denver Pioneers in 2003/03. He also worked with players from the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies during a stint at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Denver in 2006.
Previously Osama worked with the Rocky Mountain Rage and Rapid City Rush of the Central Hockey League.
During his five previous seasons with the Rage (three) and Rush (two) he received numerous honors including recognition as CHL Athletic Trainer of the Year for the 2008-2009 season and Athletic Training/Equipment Staff of the Year (2008/09, and 2010/11). He also served as an all-star trainer for the Northern Conference in the 2008, 2010 and 2011 CHL All-Star games.