David Cutcliffe has been named the 2013 National Coach of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club, announced on Friday by the organization.DURHAM, N.C. – Duke head football coach
"Coach Cutcliffe has engineered a tremendous season for the Duke football program,” said Maxwell Football Club Executive Director Mark Wolpert. “The team's 10-3 record is a great testament to the hard work of Coach and his staff, and also to the dedication shown by the student-athletes involved in the football program at Duke University."
The national coach of the year honor is the third this season for Cutcliffe, who also received top accolades from the Walter Camp Foundation and Sporting News.
Now in his sixth year at the helm of the Duke gridiron program, Cutcliffe has guided the Blue Devils to a 10-3 record this season including the ACC’s Coastal Division championship. The 10 wins are the most in school history, bettering the previous standard of nine set by the 1933, 1936, 1938 and 1941 squads.
The ACC’s Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013, Cutcliffe guided Duke to its first ranking in the BCS standings this year. The Blue Devils are currently ranked 22nd in the latest Associated Press national poll, and will face No. 20 Texas A&M in the 46th annual Chick-fil-A Bowl on December 31 at 8 p.m. at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN.
Cutcliffe will be honored Friday, March 14, 2014 at the 77th Maxwell Club National Awards Gala which will be held at the Revel Atlantic City Resort.
The Maxwell Football Club was founded in 1935 and is the oldest football club of its kind in America. The organization is devoted to recognizing excellence at all levels of football from high school through the NFL ranks. Under the stewardship of MFC President Ron Jaworski, the Club has grown rapidly and has members in 40 states. The MFC provides educational and training programs for players and coaches, and also provides scholarships to outstanding student-athletes who demonstrate excellence on the field, in the classroom and in the community.