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JMU has a new head football coach

Dukes snag Curt Cignetti from Elon University

December 15, 2018 - 11:44 am

Richmond, VA (WRVA) - Excitement in Harrisonburg, James Madison University has a new head football coach.

The Dukes snagged Curt Cignetti from Elon University.

You may remember Elon,under Coach Cignetti, handed JMU their second loss of the 2018 season.

Coach Cignetti knows how to win and how to pick winners. He coached and/or recruited at Pitt, Davidson, Rice, Temple, NC State & Alabama.

Cignetti has been the head coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and at Elon.

Cignetti knows how to recruit players in Virginia; he helped convince Collegiate grad Russell Wilson to attend NC State.

Coach Cignetti has reportedly signed a 6 year deal with JMU.