Mike MacIntyre is in his second season on the Blue Devil staff and serves as Duke’s defensive coordinator.
In 2008, Duke’s defensive unit allowed 67.4 fewer yards and 9.8 few points per game than the previous season. Headlined by All-ACC honorees Vince Oghobaase and Michael Tauiliili, the Blue Devils registered eight more turnovers while yielding 13 fewer touchdowns as Duke made significant improvement from 2007.
Duke’s defense last year allowed 23.4 points per game – the lowest total in 20 seasons – and held three opponents to less than 10 points for the first time since 1976.
MacIntyre served on David Cutcliffe’s staff at Ole Miss from 1999-02, helping the Rebels to a four-year ledger of 29-19 with appearances in the Independence Bowl (1999 & 2002) and Music City Bowl (2000). MacIntyre coached the 1999 and 2000 seasons with the Ole Miss wide receivers before tutoring the defensive secondary in his final two years.
While mentoring the Mississippi wide receivers, MacIntyre coached two of the school’s top pass-catchers in Cory Peterson and Grant Heard. On the Rebel career charts, Peterson ranks sixth in catches (135) and fifth in yards (1,842) while Heard stands third in receptions (142), third in yards (2,029) and second in receiving touchdowns (16). In 2001 — MacIntyre’s first season with the Ole Miss defense — the Rebels led the SEC and ranked fifth nationally in pass defense, allowing just 161.3 yards per game.
MacIntyre served the 2007 season as an assistant coach with the NFL’s New York Jets, coaching the defensive backs. He spent four seasons (2003-06) as an assistant coach under Bill Parcells with the Dallas Cowboys. During his time with Dallas, the Cowboys posted three winning seasons and earned playoff berths in both 2003 and 2006.
While with the Cowboys, MacIntyre coached safety Roy Williams, who was the eighth overall selection in the 2002 NFL Draft following a standout collegiate career at Oklahoma. Williams was selected to the NFL Pro Bowl in all four years that MacIntyre was on the Dallas staff and is one of four safeties in Cowboys history to earn four Pro Bowl berths. MacIntyre also coached cornerback Terrence Newman, who was an NFL All-Rookie choice in 2003 and an alternate for the Pro Bowl one season later.
MacIntyre got his start in coaching as a graduate assistant at Georgia (1990-91) and then spent the 1992 season as the defensive coordinator at Davidson College.
Before joining Cutcliffe at Ole Miss, MacIntyre coached the defensive backs at Temple in 1997-98. Prior to his stint with the Owls, he was at Tennessee-Martin, where he served as co-defensive coordinator from 1993-95 and defensive coordinator in 1996. MacIntyre added recruiting coordinator duties in 1994 and became the assistant head coach in 1995.
A 1989 graduate of Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in business management, MacIntyre played two seasons (1987-88) at free safety and punt returner for the Yellow Jackets under head coach Bobby Ross. Prior to attending Georgia Tech, MacIntyre played two years at Vanderbilt (1984-85) under his father, George, who served as the head coach of the Commodores from 1979-85. He went on to earn a master’s degree in education with an emphasis on sports management from Georgia in 1991.
Born March 14, 1965, in Miami, Fla., MacIntyre and his wife, Trisha, have three children, Jennifer, Jay Michael and Jonston.