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Jim Knowles is a new addition to the Duke coaching staff. Knowles had previously held the head football coaching position at him alma mater, Cornell University, for six year. When he was attending Cornell, Jim Knowles was a defensive linemen on the Big Red football team and was offered the assistant coach position upon graduation.
After nine years at Cornell, Knowles would go on to coach for Western Michigan University and the University of Mississippi before returning to Cornell. Over his career, Jim Knowles led his teams to the Ivy League Championships, the SEC Western Division Championships in the Cotton Bowl, along with mentoring a few future NFLers as well.
On December 28, 2009, Knowles was officially named the defensive coordinator for the Duke University Blue Devils. Head coach for Duke, David Cutliffe, is thrilled to have a coach with such a “successful history, good work ethic and football knowledge.” Cutliffe has huge respect for Knowles and they are sure to work well together, molding their football team to perfection, year after year.
As a recent head football coach at Cornell University, Coach Knowles knows what he doing. The Duke Blue Devils and their fans are excited to see what Jim Knowles will bring to the game of football. Don’t miss out on a Duke Blue Devils football game!
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