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Duke Staff Tracker (2021-22)

Keep track of how the new Duke staff is coming together via this page.
Duke - Staff Tracker

On November 29th, Duke announced a mutual separation with longtime head coach David Cutcliffe, marking an end of an era for the Blue Devils.

Cutcliffe went 77-97 with six bowl appearances leading the program dating back to 2008. 

Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mike Elko was chosen as the new leader of the program. Here, on the Duke Staff Tracker page, we lay out his new staff and also provide some perspective by noting who coached the position on the previous staff.

2022 HEAD COACH: MIKE ELKO


OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR / QBs
KEVIN JOHNS
Memphis OC

RUNNING BACKS
TROOPER TAYLOR
Retained - Duke Associate HC / Corners

RECEIVERS / PASS GAME COORDINATOR
ZOHN BURDEN
Maryland WRs

OFFENSIVE LINE
ADAM CUSHING
Eastern Illinois (FCS) HC

TIGHT ENDS
PAT DOUGHERTY
Ball State STC / TEs

ANALYST: Quinn Billerman

2021 OFFENSIVE STAFF:
Re'quan Boyette (Co-OC / WRs)
Jeff Faris (Co-OC / QBs)
Calvin Magee (RBs)
Greg Frey (OL)
Graduate Assistant: Austin Davis
Analyst: Quinn Billerman, Dan Hicks, Tee Mitchell
Offensive Quality Control Coordinator: Mitch Singler


DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR / LBs
ROBB SMITH
Rutgers DC 

SAFETIES
LYLE HEMPHILL
Wake Forest DC

DEFENSIVE LINE
TBA

DEFENSIVE ENDS
HARLAND BOWER
Texas A&M Defensive Analyst

CORNERS
ISHMAEL ARISTIDE
Miami OLBs

GRADUATE ASSISTANT: Zach Sparber

2021 DEFENSIVE STAFF:
Trooper Taylor (Interim HC / Associate HC / Corners)
Ben Albert (Co-DC / DL)
Matt Guerrieri (Co-DC / Safeties)
Kirk Benedict (STC / Defensive Assistant)
Sam McGrath (LBs)
Graduate Assistant: Kevin Hodges, Zach Sparber
Analyst: Dan Hicks


SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR / TEs
PAT DOUGHERTY
Ball State STC / TEs

2021 SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR:
Kirk Benedict
Special Teams Analyst: Matt O'Donnell


SUPPORT STAFF:

GM / Director of Player Personnel: 
Director of Recruiting: Kai Brashears
Strength and Conditioning:
Director of On-Campus Recruiting: Carina Hargreaves

2021 SUPPORT STAFF:
Special Assistant to the Head Coach / Defensive Quality Control: Justin Manning
Executive Director of Football Administration and Chief of Staff: Kevin Lehman
Director of Player Personnel: Kent McLeod
Director of Football Development: Will Cole
Creative Coordinator: Ethan Hajas
Director of Football Campus Relations: Jeremiah Walker