Kurtis Rayfield, a Graduate Assistant with Stanford Sports Performance, enters his second year with Stanford Women's Basketball and first as the Sports Performance Coach. Rayfield assisted with the team's sports performance program last season.
Before arriving at Stanford, Rayfield spent a brief time with the University of Wisconsin Men's and Women's Hockey programs, assisting in all aspects of the teams physical preparation. Prior to that, he spent just under a year interning for the Chicago Bulls as a strength and conditioning coach. For the Bulls, Rayfield assisted in the implementation and design of the teams physical preparation, collected and entered screening data of all prospective draftees for the 2011 NBA Draft, assisted with other daily basketball operations duties and assisted with the 2011 NBA Draft Combine testing.
In August 2010, after completing an internship with football and Olympic sports at the University of Pittsburgh, Rayfield graduated from University of Wisconsin La Crosse (UW-L) with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science with a concentration in strength and conditioning, and a minor in business administration. During his undergraduate career, he spent time working in the UW-L Strength Centers, at Winona State University and with several private sports performance facilities during the summer months. He has entered a Master's program in kinesiology at San Jose State University with a concentration in exercise physiology and is expected to graduate in May 2013.
Rayfield is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach and an Eagle Scout.