Duke's Cutcliffe Named 2012 ACC Coach of the Year

Nov. 27, 2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP & ACSMA) -- Duke's David Cutcliffe is the Atlantic Coast Conference's coach of the year the league announced its coaching honoree Tuesday.

Cutcliffe received 25 votes, while Clemson's Dabo Swinney had seven and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher received five.

Cutcliffe, the Southeastern Conference's coach of the year in 2003 at Mississippi, led the Blue Devils to a 6-6 record and their first bowl berth since 1994.

Cutcliffe became the fourth Duke coach to win the award and first since Fred Goldsmith in 1994. He is 21-39 in five seasons and his team had a three-game improvement over its 3-9 finish in 2011.

"This honor is both humbling and rewarding because of the quality of the coaches in our conference," Cutcliffe said.

Voting results for the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year award, as determined by a vote of 46 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

David Cutcliffe, Duke (25)
Dabo Swinney, Clemson (7)
Jimbo Fisher, Florida State (5)
Larry Fedora, North Carolina (4)
Al Golden, Miami (4)
Tom O'Brien, NC State (1)