Curt Cignetti Wiki, Curt Cignetti Bio
Curt Cignetti Wiki: Curt Cignetti (born June 2, 1961) is an American football coach who is currently the head coach for the James Madison Dukes football team of NCAA Division I Football Championship (FCS). Curt Cignetti previously served as the head coach for Elon Phoenix football and was an assistant coach for the University of Alabama for four years.
Curt Cignetti Coaching career
Curt Cignetti Early coaching career
After graduating from West Virginia, Curt Cignetti coached at the University of Pittsburgh for Hall of Fame coach Johnny Majors. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Pitt in 1983 under Foge Fazio. He has also coached at Davidson College, Rice University, and Temple University.
Curt Cignetti Elon
The Elon team had had a 4–20 conference record and suffered through six straight losing seasons prior to Curt Cignetti’s arrival, but in his first season, the squad won eight games in a row after an opening season loss to MAC Champion Toledo. The Phoenix was ranked as high as 6th nationally, played James Madison for the conference championship and were selected for the NCAA Playoffs for the first time since 2009. Curt Cignetti was named CAA coach of the year and was a finalist for the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year. In 2018, Curt Cignetti led the Phoenix to a 27-24 win over James Madison, ending JMU’s 22-game CAA Football winning streak and then FCS-best 19-game home winning streak. The win marked Elon’s first over a top-five FCS opponent. The Phoenix earned back to back NCAA playoff appearances for the first time in program history.
Curt Cignetti Personal life
Curt Cignetti and his wife Manette have three children, Curtis Jr., Carly Ann, and Natalie Elise. Curt Cignetti‘s father, Frank Cignetti Sr., is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and won 199 games as a head coach at West Virginia University and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Curt Cignetti Wiki