Donnie Duncan

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Donnie Duncan
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1940-08-28)August 28, 1940
Died March 12, 2016(2016-03-12) (aged 75)
Dallas, Texas
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1973–1978 Oklahoma (assistant)
1979–1982 Iowa State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1986–1996 Oklahoma
1996–? Big 12 (dir. of football ops.)
Head coaching record
Overall 18–24–2

Donnie Duncan (August 28, 1940 – March 12, 2016) was an American football coach and college athletics administrator. He was the 26th head football coach at Iowa State University and he held that position for four seasons, from 1979 until 1982. His career coaching record at Iowa state was 18–24–2. His 1980 and 1981 Cyclones squads both made appearances in the national rankings. The 1981 Cyclones began the season at 5–1–1 and rose to No. 11 in the AP Poll. Led by future National Football League (NFL) players Dwayne Crutchfield, Dan Johnson, Karl Nelson and Chris Washington, the Cyclones tied No. 5 Oklahoma (7–7) and downed No. 8 Missouri (34–13).


Duncan died in his sleep in Dallas, Texas on March 12, 2016 from cancer.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Iowa State Cyclones (Big Eight Conference) (1979–1982)
1979 Iowa State 3–8 2–5 T–5th
1980 Iowa State 6–5 3–4 T–4th
1981 Iowa State 5–5–1 2–4–1 6th
1982 Iowa State 4–6–1 1–5–1 T–6th
Iowa State: 18–24–2 7–19–2
Total: 18–24–2


  1. ^ Peterson, Randy (March 13, 2016), "Former ISU coach Donnie Duncan dies", The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa: Des Moines Register, retrieved March 13, 2016 

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