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Cross Country Coaching Staff
Norm Ogilvie
Head Men's Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Head Men's Coach
Alma Mater: Drake '81
Phone: (919) 681-6355
Email: norm.ogilvie@duke.edu

Director of Track & Field Norm Ogilvie enters his 27th cross country season in the fall of 2017 and his 28th track & field season at Duke following some of the most successful seasons in program history, highlighted by a combined 15 first team All-America selections, 44 NCAA Championships qualifiers and seven ACC titles over the last three indoor and outdoor campaigns.Director of Track & Field Norm Ogilvie enters his 27th cross country season in the fall of 2017 and his 28th track & field season at Duke following some of the most successful seasons in program history, highlighted by a combined 15 first team All-America selections, 44 NCAA Championships qualifiers and seven ACC titles over the last three indoor and outdoor campaigns.


Under Ogilvie’s direction, the men’s and women’s track and field teams have been on the rise over the last several seasons. The program has produced three NCAA titles in the past seven years with multi-event athlete Curtis Beach capturing the heptathlon crown at both the 2012 and 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships and distance runner Juliet Bottorff crossing the line first in the 10,000 meters at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

In 2017, two Blue Devils made it to the NCAA Indoor Championships, with both finishing as second team All-Americans. After earning second team All-America honors in 2016 as a member of Duke’s distance medley relay, Madeline Kopp returned to the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2017, earning second-team All-America honors in the 800-meters. Kopp was joined there by Madison Heath who earned second-team All-America honors of her own in the pole vault. The pair each finished in 13th place in their events. 

At the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., Katelyn Gouchenour tossed a school record 178-0 (54.26) to finish sixth and earn first team All-America honors in her rookie campaign.  Heath (pole vault) and Kopp (800-meters) added to their indoor accolades with each earning second team All-America honors with Daniel Golubovic also being named second team All-American as he finished 11th in the decathlon. Kopp, MacKenzie Kerr, India Lowe, and Maddy Price combined to finish 16th in the 4x400 and earn second team All-America Honors. Connor Hall (pole vault), Christine Streisel (javelin), and Laura Marty (pole vault) all punched their tickets to Eugene, finishing as All-America honorable mentions. 

At the conference level, Duke claimed two ACC titles, as Heath won the indoor pole vaulting championship and Golubovic won the outdoor decathlon.. Duke also had 15 first team All-ACC Honors and nine second team All-ACC Honors. 

Ogilvie took the reins of the men’s cross country program for the 26th season of his coaching career during a 2016 campaign that saw Duke runners set 20 new personal-bests. The Blue Devils earned two first-place team finishes, including at the Three Stripe Invitational where Duke had three of the top 15 finishers. Under Olgilvie’s guidance, six runners toed the start line at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships.  

In the fall of 2010, the men’s cross country team garnered the program’s first automatic bid to the NCAA Championships while finishing the year with a 98-25 record, matching the team’s highest win total since 2001. Ranked as high as ninth nationally, Duke concluded the season with a second-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional, a team title for the third consecutive season at the IC4A Championships and a 21st-place finish at the NCAA Championships in addition to going undefeated during the regular season. With the team’s victory at the IC4A Championships, Ogilvie surpassed the 1,000 career wins milestone at Duke.

Over Ogilvie’s two-plus decades at Duke, he has coached 418 All-East selections, 66 ACC individual champions, 12 IC4A champions, 64 ECAC champions and 95 All-America selections. In cross country, Ogilvie has led Duke to an ACC team title, four IC4A team titles and six NCAA appearances. His career win-loss-tie record in cross country at Duke stands at 1,411-595-3 following the 2016 season. In addition, Ogilvie has overseen one ACC individual champion, one Southeast Region individual champion, 24 All-Southeast Region selections and one All-American in cross country.

Named the ACC Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2000 after guiding the Duke men to their first ACC title since 1977, Ogilvie has worked directly with all male middle-distance and distance runners the past two decades in Durham. The field events have developed significantly under his direction and coaching hires. Virtually every Duke field event record for both the men’s and women’s programs have occurred during Ogilvie’s tenure.

Prior to his time at Duke, Ogilvie spent three semesters at the University of Colorado, assisting with distance runners.

As an athlete, Ogilvie owns a personal best of 14:07 for 5,000m and has covered one mile in 4:07.

A 1981 graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, with a degree in journalism, Ogilvie completed his master’s degree from Duke in July of 1996. In addition to coaching, Ogilvie has covered track & field meets for network television for the past 20 years, while also serving as the president of the IC4A Coaches Association through May of 2002.

Ogilvie was promoted to Director of Track & Field at Duke in June of 2003. His wife, Jan, coaches the Duke jumpers. They have two children, Jade and Starr.