|Title:||2005 Inductee (Basketball 1964-1967)|
Curtis N. Hofheinz was born in January 22,1945 in Richmond, Indiana. His basketball career began with a bang as his Muncie Central Bearcats won the Indiana High School State Championship in 1963. he earned all-selection and all-regional accolades during his high school career.
Upon completion of his high school playing career, Curt moved south to the University of Corpus Christi. Curt played point guard for three years from 1964-67 and co-captained the team his senior year. It was during his junior year that the UCC Tarpons would compete in their first NAIA post season. Curt was awarded NAIA District 8 honors his senior year. He enjoed his most successful season during his senior compaign when he averaged 14.1 points and 9.7 assists a game. Another impressive stat was the fact that he totaled 98 rebounds, which is impressived for a 5'9'' point guard.
Not only did Curt excel on the hardwood, but he was also successful in the classroom. He was elected class President of both his sophomore and junior classes before graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Science in 1967. Additionally, he received the University's Jack Hickman award, as the University's top overall athlete, his junior and senior year.
Curt's professional career, after graduating from UCC, took him to a coaching position at Odem High School. He then explored various professions in different cities throughout the state of Texas. In 1987 become the co-owner of R&H Technical Sales, Inc. in Houston, which is a firm that represents several companies which manufacturer capital equipment in the petrochemical refining and gas pipeline industry. Curt remained active with the Houston Chapter of Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi's Alumni Association until his passing last year.
Hofheinz married Linda Knight in 1966 and they have two children, Curtis Jr. and his wife Tammy, Shanda and her husband Jay Brummett as well as two grandchildren, Christopher Neil and Morgan Lynn. He lived in Tomball, Texas until his death on September 15, 2004.