Rich Duncan, the former head football coach at Aurora University in Illinois, was named offensive coordinator at Berry College in July 2012.
In his Berry career, Duncan has helped the Vikings to consistent offensive improvement culminating in Southern Athletic Association titles for the past three years, following two of the program’s best offensive seasons on record. He has coached multiple players to All-Conference honors and several to the top of the SAA statistical leaderboards including Mason Kinsey who led the league in receiving touchdowns the past two seasons. He also led the Vikings offense that ranked second in points per game in 2018 while leading the league in rushing yards per contest.
Prior to Berry, Duncan was the head coach at Aurora from 2005-11, leading the Spartans to the NCAA Division III national playoffs in 2008. That season, Duncan was named the Northern Athletics Conference Coach of the Year after guiding Aurora to a 9-2 overall record, including an undefeated mark in conference play. He owns a 38-33 career record as a head coach.
Duncan, who spent the spring of 2012 as the offensive line coach at the University of St. Francis (Ill.), coached 80 All-Conference players during his tenure at Aurora, including 15 who went on to become All-Region selections and five who became All-Americans. Four Spartans earned academic All-Region honors while being coached by Duncan.
He came to Aurora after spending four seasons as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Loras College, where he coached seven All-Conference linemen.
Duncan served as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1997 and 1998, before moving to the other side of the ball as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach the following two seasons. He coached a total of 12 All-Conference players at UWP, including seven on the offensive side of the ball. Duncan was also the head baseball coach at Wisconsin-Platteville.
Prior to his stint at UWP, Duncan was the offensive line coach and special teams coordinator, as well as an assistant athletics director, at Capital University from 1995-97 and the offensive line coach at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell from 1992-95.
He began his coaching career as an intern at Manchester College in 1991, where he served as the team's offensive line coach and was also an assistant baseball coach.
Duncan earned a bachelor's degree from Bethany College in 1990 and a master's degree from Loras College in 2006.
Duncan is the father of two children: Molly (17C) and Jake.