Coach David Cutcliffe

David Cutcliffe became Duke’s football coach in 2008. With experience mentoring NFL start quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning during coaching stints at Tennessee and Mississippi, Cutcliffe’s teams have featured high-scoring offenses for much of his time in Durham. His tenure in Durham opened with four straight losing seasons before leading Duke to a 6-6 campaign in 2012 and the program’s first bowl appearance since 1994, netting ACC Coach of the Year accolades in the process. In 2013, Cutcliffe won National Coach of the Year honors as the Blue Devils rolled to a 10-2 season and the ACC Coastal Division championship. An 8-4 regular season followed in 2014 but ended in a third straight heartbreaking bowl loss. Cutcliffe and the Blue Devils returned to the postseason again in 2015, ending a 54—year bowl drought with a 44-41 overtime win against Indiana in the Pinstripe Bowl.