A two-time ACC champion, Curt Callahan begins his 22nd season as an assistant wrestling coach at Maryland. In addition to his coaching duties, Callahan serves as the assistant athletic director for operations and facilities in the athletic department.
Callahan came to Maryland in 1966 from Pittsburgh, Pa. He was Pennsylvania state runner-up at the 138-pound weight class and continued his winning ways at Maryland, winning two ACC titles. He twice won the East Stroudsburg Open when it was still a true open and one of the largest tournaments in the country.
During Callahan's junior year, the Terps ranked seventh in the country. He was 22-1 during the season, losing only to defending NCAA champion and future Olympic champion Dan Gable from Iowa State.
After graduation, Callahan competed in the 1972 and 1976 Olympic Trials. He finished fourth in the country at 149.5 pounds in Greco-Roman wrestling. During the 1972 trials in Minnesota, Callahan was unbeaten and tied eventual Olympian Bob Buzzard. He was eliminated on bad marks due to ties. In 1976, Callahan again qualified and competed in the final Olympic camp in New York, narrowly missing a spot on the team.