Named the Atlantic Coast Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2000 after guiding Duke to its first ACC title since 1977, head coach Norm Ogilvie has coached Blue Devil middle distance and distance runners into positions of regional and national prominence over the course of his 18-year stint in Durham.
Over that span Ogilvie has coached 151 All-East performers, six ACC individual champions, seven IC4A champions, two ECAC champions and five track All-Americas. In his first five years as head coach, Ogilvie led Duke’s men’s cross country team to an ACC team title and two NCAA appearances, including a 14th-place finish in 2001, the fourth-best finish in school history. In 2005, Duke won its first ever IC4A team title in cross country. Ogilvie has coached one ACC cross country champion, one Southeast Region individual champion and two runners-up, 15 All-Southeast Region selections and one cross country All-America. His career record versus Division I opponents is 730-271-1 over eight cross country campaigns.
Promoted to director of track and field at Duke in June of 2003, Ogilvie took over the reins of the Duke women’s program from his wife, Jan Ogilvie, who decided to continue her career in Duke’s physical education department and spend more time with the family’s two daughters, Jade, 11, and Starr, 5.
The men’s track & field team under Ogilvie has been consistently strong in the distances, the events he coaches directly. Indoors Ogilvie-coached athletes have accounted for 22 of the top 25 all-time marks from 800 to 5,000 meters at Duke. Yet the field events have also developed significantly under Ogilvie’s direction and coaching hires. Twelve of the 14 indoor field records for men and women and 15 of the 18 outdoor field school records for men and women have been accomplished under Ogilvie’s watch.
Prior to his time at Duke, Ogilvie spent three semesters on the University of Colorado staff assisting with distance runners. As an athlete Ogilvie owns a personal best of 14:07 for 5000m 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 masters’ degree from Duke in July of 1996. In addition to coaching, Ogilvie has also covered track and field meets for network television for the past 20 years. Ogilvie was also the president of the IC4A Coaches Association through May of 2002.
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