Jim Knowles (American football)
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Western Michigan (DL)
Western Michigan (DC)
|Head coaching record|
A 1987 graduate of Cornell, Knowles was a defensive lineman on the Big Red football team. He was elected to Cornell's Sphinx Head Society during his senior year, ultimately graduating with a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations in 1987. Prior to receiving the head coach position, Knowles served as an assistant at Cornell, Western Michigan University and the University of Mississippi.
On December 28, 2009, Knowles was named the defensive coordinator at Duke University under head coach David Cutcliffe. Knowles had previously served as linebackers coach under Cutcliffe while he was head coach at Ole Miss in 2003.
|Cornell Big Red (Ivy League) (2004–present)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|†Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowl, or College Football Playoff (CFP) game.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
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