After a 14-year run that included six appearances, Duke and head football coach David Cutcliffe have agreed to part ways, according to an announcement from the university. The Blues ended the 2021 season with a 3-9 record and ended with a 47-10 loss to Miami on Saturday. It marked the show’s third consecutive losing season under Cutcliffe, 67, who ended his tenure with a 77-97 record.
Cutcliffe said in a statement: “After some detailed and amicable discussions with Nina King, we have collectively decided that this is the right time to change the leadership of Duke Football. “Karen and I have loved our time at Durham. Duke University will always hold a special place in our hearts.”
The Blues won just 10 games in total in eight seasons before Cutcliffe arrived for the 2008 season. The former Miss Ole coach built the ACC’s lower division into a respectable team, leading to six dead bowl for seven seasons from 2012 to 2018. The stretch was highlighted by the 10-4 (6-2 ACC) 2013 season including an ACC Coastal title. For his efforts, Cutcliffe was named Walter Camp Coach of the Year.
However, the past three seasons have been less kind. Duke has won just 10 games since the end of the 2018 season with just one conference win over the past two seasons.
Freshman athletic director Nina King will hire a replacement for Cutcliffe after it was announced on May 19 that she would successfully retire Kevin White. Hiring a football coach is merely the latest development for the department in King’s first year in power. Legendary Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski announced on June 2 that he will be retiring after the upcoming season.
“We’re incredibly grateful for David’s leadership over the past 14 seasons,” King said. “He raised our program to unprecedented heights, both on and off the pitch, while upholding the University’s core values, and we couldn’t appreciate his mentorship more. him to every student-athlete who has played for Duke during his tenure David and Karen have been great ambassadors for Duke University and the Durham community and we wish them and their families well. their all the best in the future.”
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