Kurtis Townsend is a Filipino-American basketball coach. He is currently assistant men's basketball coach at the University of Kansas, under Bill Self. Townsend was an assistant on the Jayhawks 2007–08 NCAA national championship team.
Townsend is a 1982 graduate of Western Kentucky University, where he completed his bachelor's degree in recreation and played point guard from 1978–80. The team won the 1980 Ohio Valley Conference championship and earned a bid in the 1980 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where they lost in the first round to Virginia Tech in an overtime game.
Prior to Western Kentucky, Townsend spent two seasons playing at Menlo Junior College in California.
After college, Townsend played one season for the Montana Golden Nuggets of the CBA.
Townsend is currently an assistant coach at the University of Kansas and helped the team win the 2008 NCAA Championship. Previous positions include Miami, USC, Michigan, Eastern Kentucky and Cal.
Kurtis currently resides in Lawrence Kansas with his wife, Linda, and his five children, Tanika, Marques, Keisha, Kaliyah and Myka.
Kurtis is the brother of former NBA player Raymond Townsend.