Oct 19, 2013; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Duke Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliffe watches form the sidelines against the Virginia Cavaliers in the second quarter at Scott Stadium. The Blue Devils won 35-22. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Duke Football: Cutcliffe Named Maxwell National Coach of the Year


Duke football head coach David Cutcliffe is going to need a bigger trophy room.

The Maxwell Football Club has announced that Cutcliffe has been named the organization’s National Coach of the Year, adding to the already massive haul of awards, recognitions, and honors that Cutcliffe and his team have achieved over the course of their storybook season.

Picked to finish last in the ACC Coastal Division, the Duke Blue Devils pulled off eight straight victories to close the regular season, lifting them to a school best 10-2, an ACC Coastal Division championship, and a spot in the ACC Championship Game, where they eventually fell to No. 1 Florida State. The Blue Devils defeated two ranked teams in Virginia Tech and Miami (FL), and closed out the season with two consecutive road victories at Wake Forest and rival North Carolina.

Maxwell Football Club Executive Director Mark Wolpert was certainly impressed:

“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.”

For Cutcliffe, he has now been named the National coach of the year by Sporting News, Maxwell, and the Walter Camp Foundation, in addition to his second-consecutive ACC Coach of the Year award.

Cutcliffe and his No. 24 Blue Devils will return to action on December 31st, when they face Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl.

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