|Position:||Graduate Assistant Coach (Asst. QB Coach and Quality Control)|
|Alma Mater:||Yale '12|
Josh Grizzard joined the Duke coaching staff in July of 2013 and serves as graduate assistant coach working primarily with the quarterbacks and quality control. Grizzard served as a Football Operations Assistant during the 2013 season.
Since Grizzard’s arrival to Durham, the Blue Devils have enjoyed the program’s finest three-season stretch in school history with 27 total wins, the 2013 ACC Coastal Division championship and three consecutive bowl game appearances.
Working with Duke’s quarterbacks along side offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery in 2015, Grizzard helped first-year starter Thomas Sirk throw for 2,625 yards and 16 touchdowns while rushing for 803 yards and eight additional scores. Sirk, who is one of just three quarterbacks in ACC history to throw for 2,500-plus yards and run for 800-plus yard in a single season, compiled 3,428 total offensive yards to post the second-highest single-season total in school history behind only Anthony Dilweg’s 3,713 yardage total in 1988.
In addition, the 2015 edition of Duke football earned an 8-5 record advanced to a bowl game for the fourth straight year, In the New Era Pinstripe Bowl — a 44-41 overtime victory over Indiana — Sirk threw for 163 yards and one touchdown while rushing for 155 yards and two scores to earn co-MVP honors along with running back Shaun Wilson.
The Blue Devils averaged 31.54 points per game in 2015, tied with the 2012 team for the fifth highest average in program history. The offensive unit also turned in 5,712 total yards to reach the 5,000-yard plateau for the fourth straight season, a first at Duke. The Blue Devils’ 25 rushing touchdowns marked their third consecutive campaign of 20 or more rushing touchdowns for the first time since 1974-76.
In 2014, Grizzard was part of a Duke program that won nine or more games in consecutive seasons for the first time in program history while the Blue Devils also made an unprecedented third straight bowl appearance. Headlined by five All-ACC picks in quarterback Anthony Boone, tackle Takoby Cofield, wide receiver Jamison Crowder, center Matt Skura and guard Laken Tomlinson, Duke compiled 421 points — the second-highest single season total in program history — and ranked among the ACC leaders in fourth down conversions (16; 1st), fewest turnovers lost (15; t2nd), red zone offense (.875; 3rd), scoring offense (32.4; 4th), rushing offense (181.8; 5th), first downs per game (22.0; 5th). In addition, the 2014 offensive unit that became the first in school history to average 180-plus rushing yards and 210-plus passing yards per game
In 2013, the Blue Devils ranked among ACC leaders in scoring (5th; 32.8 ppg), total offense (4th; 426.1 ypg), rushing offense (5th; 178.0 ypg) and passing offense (6th; 248.1 ypg). On its way to the ACC Coastal Division championship, the 2013 Duke squad set a school record for total points (459) while becoming the first team in school history to post 25-plus rushing touchdowns and 25-plus passing touchdowns in the same season.
A native of Zebulon, N.C., Grizzard played football at Yale before graduating with a degree in political science in 2012. He went on to serve as a Team Operations Intern with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers during the organization’s training camp prior to the 2012 season.
Grizzard is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Christian studies.