CHICAGO – University of Chicago football's Luke Cutkomp was recently named as a finalist for the 2018 American Football Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year award.
Cutkump was previously a finalist for the 2016 AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year as well. Starting in 1997, the Assistant Coach of the Year award was created to honor assistant coaches who excel in community service, commitment to the student-athlete, on-field coaching success and AFCA professional organization involvement.
In his fifth year as UChicago's defensive coordinator, Cutkomp led the unit to a historic season. The 2018 Maroons set new modern-era records with three shutouts and only 118 points allowed (11.8 per game). The squad ranked 12th in the nation in points allowed (11.8 per game), fourth in red zone defense and 32nd in passing yards allowed (166.6 per game). Six players off his defense received All-Midwest Conference North Division accolades.