Duke hires running backs coach

Feb. 21, 2013 @ 11:38 PM

Duke coach David Cutcliffe stayed in house to fill a full-time opening on his coaching staff.

Re’quan Boyette, a former Duke player who worked as a graduate assistant on the Blue Devils staff last season, has been promoted to running backs coach.

Boyette announced the move on his Twitter feed Thursday and a Duke source confirmed the move. Cutcliffe had no comment on the move Thursday.

Boyette, a Wilson native, played running back for Duke from 2005-09, serving as team captain his junior and senior seasons.

He joins another former Blue Devil player, Scottie Montgomery, in joining Duke’s staff this year. Montgomery left the Pittsburgh Steelers staff to become assistant head coach/wide receivers coach earlier this month.

Montgomery and Boyette fill the openings created when Matt Lubick left to join the Oregon staff and Ron Middleton was hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Former athlete donates $5 million to Duke

Former Duke football and baseball player Roy Bostock and his wife, Merilee, have donated $5 million toward the Duke athletic department’s Building Champions initiative.

Both Roy and Merilee are 1962 Duke graduates. Roy Bostock lettered in baseball in 1960 and earned a football letter in 1961.

Roy Bostock is also a former Duke trustee.

Duke is raising $250 million for facility upgrades as well as scholarship endowments.