Duke, Cutcliffe reach deal on extension through June 2021

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke and football coach David Cutcliffe have agreed to a contract extension through June 2021.

The school announced the deal Monday, while team spokesman Art Chase said it is a one-year extension. Duke didn’t release any contract terms.

The 62-year-old coach has guided Duke to 52 wins in nine seasons, a big turnaround for a program with 10 wins in the eight seasons before his December 2007 arrival.

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The program had played just eight bowl games and never appeared in the postseason in consecutive seasons before Cutcliffe’s arrival, but went to four straight bowls from 2012-15.

Cutcliffe is a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year.

Several outlets picked him as national coach of the year in 2013 after a 10-win season that included the ACC’s Coastal Division title.

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