Duke University Head Coach David Cutcliffe wins 2013 Dodd Trophy

ATLANTA — Officials of the the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award Foundation, Inc. and the Chick-fil-A Bowl have unanimously selected Duke University Head Football Coach David Cutcliffe as the recipient of the 2013 Dodd Trophy. The award is presented each year by the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

”Everyone associated with the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation is thrilled at the selection of Coach Cutcliffe for this very prestigious coaching award,“ said Jim Terry, Chairman of the Dodd Foundation. ”Coach Cutcliffe has an outstanding reputation, and we respect his leadership on the field, as well as the many accomplishments of the team in the classroom and in life. He definitely fulfills the stringent requirements set for this award. Congratulations, Coach Cutcliffe. And, congratulations to the entire Duke University football team, staff, administration, students and fans for having completed their first 10-win season in the history of the school.“

Cutcliffe Trophy

”We are excited and proud to be associated with this prestigious coaching award, and we are thrilled at the selection of Coach Cutcliffe as the winner of the 2013 Dodd Trophy,“ added Gary Stokan, president and CEO of the Chick-fil-A Bowl. ”He is an impressive, enthusiastic and successful head coach of one of the nation’s top programs this past year, and he has exhibited strong leadership, scholarship and integrity characteristics and skills during his entire coaching career. Congratulations, Coach Cutcliffe.“

The winner of the Dodd Trophy is determined by a vote from all previous winners of the award, plus a vote from a blue-ribbon panel made up from the ”who’s who“ in college football.

Coach Cutcliffe led the Duke University Blue Devils to a 10-3 season in 2013, highlighted by appearances in the ACC Championship game against Florida State and the Chick-fil-A Bowl versus Texas A&M.

The Dodd Trophy was established in 1976 to honor the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division 1A) head football coach whose program represents the highest ideals on and off the field. The award honors the coach of a team which enjoys a successful football season, while also stressing the importance of academic excellence and character, as did Coach Dodd’s teams during his 22 years as head football coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Coach Dodd remains one of college football’s legendary figures, both as a coach and a player. Coach Dodd was a native of Galax, Virginia, and played his college ball at the University of Tennessee where his team had 27 wins, one loss and two ties during the three years he played. Coach Dodd was selected to the National College Football Hall of Fame both as a coach and as a player.

About the Dodd Trophy

The Dodd Trophy was established in 1976 to honor the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division 1A) head football coach whose program represents the highest ideals on and off the field. The award honors the coach of a team which enjoys a successful football season, while also stressing the importance of academic excellence and character, as did Coach Dodd’s teams during his 22 years as head football coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Coach Dodd remains one of college football’s legendary figures, both as a coach and a player. Coach Dodd was a native of Galax, Virginia, and played his college ball at the University of Tennessee where his team had 27 wins, one loss and two ties during the three years he played. Coach Dodd was selected to the National College Football Hall of Fame both as a coach and as a player. Additional information about the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation can be found atwww.bobbydoddfoundation.com.

About the Chick-fil-A Bowl

The Chick-fil-A Bowl is the ninth-oldest bowl game in the country and hosts the longest-running rivalry series between the ACC and SEC. Now in its 47th year, the Chick-fil-A Bowl has established itself as one of the nation’s elite bowl games with a string of 17 consecutive sellouts and has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the nation. Fifty-seven percent of its games have been decided by a touchdown or less. The Chick-fil-A Bowl has disbursed more than $125 million in team payouts over its 46-year history and has increased team payout every year since 1996. The Bowl also leads all other bowl games in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving more than $17 million to organizations in need since 2002. Other events under the Chick-fil-A Bowl brand include the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament each spring and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game season-opening game over Labor Day weekend.

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