David Cutcliffe, the 2013 National Coach of the Year who has earned both ACC and SEC Coach of the Year honors in a distinguished career that includes the mentoring of Super Bowl MVP quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning, was named Duke University’s 21st head football coach on December 15, 2007.
Cutcliffe is 48-53 (.475) in eight seasons at Duke and owns an overall head coaching ledger of 92-82 (.529). Cutcliffe’s 48 victories in eight years with the Blue Devils are 38 more than the program’s total in the previous eight seasons (2000-07) combined.
In addition to guiding the Blue Devil gridiron program, Cutcliffe serves on the American Football Coaches Association’s Board of Trustees.
Duke’s ascension into the national college football landscape has been spearheaded by Cutcliffe, who took over the program prior to the 2008 campaign after the Blue Devils had won just 10 total games in the previous eight seasons. Cutcliffe’s vision has come together in the last four years with 33 victories, four bowl appearances and the 2013 ACC Coastal Division championship.