|Position:||Offensive Quality Control|
|Alma Mater:||Massachusetts '14|
Eli Keimach joined the Duke coaching staff in July of 2014 and serves in the role of offensive quality control. He spent his first two years with the Blue Devils as a graduate assistant coach, working primarily with the offensive unit.
The team’s 2018 offense was a record-setting unit with a trio of All-ACC honorees in running back Deon Jackson, wide receiver T.J. Rahming and tight end Daniel Helm. Keimach, who spent the majority of the season working with the Blue Devil wide receivers, was part of an aerial show as Duke had three players with five or more receiving touchdowns for the first time in program history. At the helm of the offense was three-year starter Daniel Jones, the No. 6 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Duke’s 2017 offense was highlighted by three All-ACC selections in center Austin Davis, Rahming and running back Shaun Wilson. In addition, Jones topped the 3,000-yard barrier for total offense for the second straight season and earned MVP honors of the Quick Lane Bowl after throwing for 252 yards, rushing for 86 yards and accounting for three touchdowns in the 36-14 win over Northern Illinois.
In 2016, Keimach helped Duke finish the season as one of four ACC schools to complete at least 62 percent of its pass attempts along with a 2:1 TD-to-INT ratio, joining Clemson, North Carolina and Virginia Tech. The Blue Devils were the lone ACC squad to have zero turnovers in the red zone in league action.
Keimach was part of a Duke coaching staff that guided the 2015 squad to an 8-5 record with an overtime victory over Indiana in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. The Blue Devil offense averaged 439.38 yards of total offense a contest, the third highest mark in program history and the most since 1989. The unit also totaled 5,712 yards of total offense, reaching the 5,000-yard plateau for the fourth straight season, a first in program history.
In 2014, Keimach was part of an offensive coaching staff that helped the Blue Devils score 421 points, the second-highest single season total in program history, as Duke matched the program’s second-highest single-season win total with nine victories. A native of Sharon, Mass., Keimach previously worked with the University of Massachusetts football program as a recruiting and operations assistant (2010-12) and at Amherst College as an assistant wide receivers coach (2012-13).
Keimach, who graduated from Massachusetts in 2014 with a degree in sport management, earned a master’s degree in liberal studies from Duke in 2016.