Drew McDuffie joined the Duke Athletic staff in September of 2017 and serves as an Assistant Sports Performance Coach for the Blue Devil Football program. He is responsible for assisting in the year-round planning and implementation of strength and conditioning for the football team, as well as training considerations and adjustments for quarterbacks, including working with Daniel Jones, the 2019 NFL Draft No. 6 pick by the New York Giants.
Previously, McDuffie worked as a Graduate Assistant for the Clemson Football Strength and Conditioning Department. He primarily trained the quarterbacks, including 2015 and 2016 Heisman trophy finalist, 2016 National Championship MVP and Houston Texans starting quarterback Deshaun Watson. During undergrad, McDuffie was an intern for Clemson Football’s strength staff.
McDuffie is a Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Level 1 Sports Performance Coach certified by United States Weightlifting, and is a Specialist in Sports Nutrition certified by the International Sports Sciences Association.
McDuffie is a native of Sumter, S.C., and graduate of Wilson Hall School. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Clemson in 2016 and a Master of Science degree in Athletic Leadership at Clemson in 2018.
He married to the former Emily Tanner of Sumter, S.C.