Josh Grizzard joined the Duke coaching staff in July of 2013 and serves as graduate assistant coach working primarily with the offensive unit. Grizzard served as a Football Operations Assistant during the 2013 season.
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.