Saturday, August 13 2022

2-16-22, Mike Elko, Head Football Coach, Duke

Our Guest Speaker for this meeting will be Mike Elko, Head Football Coach at Duke. He comes to Duke after four years as the Defensive Coordinator at Texas A&M University under Jimbo Fisher. In Elko’s 23 years of coaching, 18 have been spent as a defensive coordinator, including eight at the FBS Power 5 level. He has twice been named a semifinalist for the Frank Broyles Award (2017 and 2021), which is given annually to the top assistant coach in college football.

Elko, 44, has coached in eight bowl games, helped two different teams to NCAA Division I-AA quarterfinal appearances and been part of four league championship squads. Elko’s bowl games include the 2009 Humanitarian, 2012 Military, 2013 Little Caesars, 2016 Military, 2017 Citrus, 2018 Gator, 2019 Texas, and the 2020 Orange Bowl.

Prior to Texas A&M, Elko spent one season at Notre Dame with Head Coach Brian Kelly where he helped the defense rank in the top half nationally in four major defensive categories. The Irish were 10-3 during his lone season in South Bend, including a 21-17 win over LSU in the 2017 Citrus Bowl.

Elko served three seasons (2014-16) at Wake Forest University as the defensive coordinator and safeties coach for head coach Dave Clawson. His 2016 unit ranked in the top-20 nationally in fumbles recovered (3rd), turnovers forced (10th), sacks (12th), defensive TDs (17th), red zone defense (17th) and scoring defense (20th).

Elko is married to the former Michelle Madison of Franklinville, N.J., and they are the parents of three children Michael, Andrew, and Kaitlyn.


Mark Your Calendar – All Meetings at Croasdaile Country Club

3/2/22 – Special Guest Speaker to be announced
3/16/22 – Dave Odom, College Basketball Guru
4/6/22 – Special Guest Speaker to be announced

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