Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Following one of the most successful periods in program history, which was highlighted by two individual NCAA titles in as many years and numerous ACC and IC4A/ECAC Champions, Director of Track & Field Norm Ogilvie enters his 22nd cross country season in the fall of 2012 and his 23rd track & field season at Duke.
Under Ogilvie's direction, the 2011 men's cross country squad tied for fourth at the ACC Championships and took seventh at the NCAA Southeast Regional, with Andrew Brodeur closing out his career by collecting All-ACC and All-Southeast Region accolades. The Blue Devils compiled a season record of 64-20-1 and went 11-10-1 against ACC competition while posting wins at the N.C. Central Dual, James Madison Invitational and the Great American Cross Country Festival. In addition, Duke continued its strong performance in the classroom as Brodeur, Domenick DeMatteo and Brian Atkinson were all named to the All-ACC Academic team.
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.
On the track, the men's and women's teams have been on the rise over the last several seasons. The program has produced two NCAA Champions in as many years with multieventer Curtis Beach claiming the title in the heptathlon at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships and distance runner Juliet Bottorff crossing the line first in the 10,000 meters at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships. In 2012, six All-America honors were collected by the Blue Devils including Beach earning First Team All-America honors (indoor heptathlon) and Second Team All-America honors (outdoor 800 m and outdoor long jump). Other Duke All-America honorees included Michelle Anumba (indoor and outdoor shot put) and Amy Fryt (outdoor pole vault). In conference competition, Duke brought seven individual titles home, including four indoors, the most in program history. The 2012 IndoorACC champions include Beach (heptathlon), Karli Johonnot (pentathlon), Anumba (shot put) and Carly Seymour (5,000m) while Anumba (shot put), Shannon Sullivan (javelin) and Michael Krone (high jump) finished first at the Outdoor Championships. The women's team as a whole grabbed the ECAC title in 2011 and 2012 while the men finished first in 2011.
In 2011, both programs set school records for points scored at the ACC Outdoor Championships, and finished the year with six All-Americas (three men and three women) outdoors at the NCAA Championships. The Blue Devils won a full set of medals in Des Moines, with Bottorff capturing gold in the 10,000m, Beach taking silver in the decathlon and senior Kate Van Buskirk claiming bronze in the 1,500m. Duke also set a program record for the most athletes to qualify outdoors to the NCAA First Round (29) and then to the NCAA Championships (10). Combined with strong showings at the NCAA Indoor Championships and the NCAA Cross Country Championships, Duke was ranked the seventh-best program in America by the USTFCCCA.
Over Ogilvie's two-plus decades at Duke, he has coached 349 All-East selections, 22 ACC individual champions, 12 IC4A champions, 64 ECAC champions and 42 All-Americas. In cross country, Ogilvie has led Duke to an ACC team title, four IC4A team titles and five NCAA appearances. His career win-loss-tie record in cross country at Duke stands at 1,034-351-2 following the 2010 season. In addition, Ogilvie has overseen one ACC individual champion, one Southeast Region individual champion, 23 All-Southeast Region selections and one All-America 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 done the hands-on coaching of 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 under Ogilvie's watch.
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 (14), and Starr (8).