David Archer

The Roger J. Weiss '61 Head Coach of Football

  • Became the nation’s youngest Division I head coach when he was named the Roger J. Weiss ‘61 Head Coach of Football on Jan. 3, 2013
  • Was a captain for the Big Red in 2004.
  • Taught eighth and fourth grades, respectively, at the Dr. William H. Horton School in Newark, N.J., as part of the Teach For America program in 2005 and 2006
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Key Players

  • Record-setting All-America quarterback Jeff Mathews, the program’s first Ivy League Rookie of the Year since 1989 and first Player of the Year since 1996, was among the first recruits Archer’s plan yielded.
  • Grant Gellatly, who was an All-American and an Academic All-American
  • Luke Hagy (RB) named Freshman All-Americans
  • Zach Wilk (OL) named Freshman All-American
  • Ancient Eight Rookie of the Year Chris Fraser

Coaching Experience

  • Fairleigh Dickinson 2006, Assistant
  • Cornell 2007-2012, Assistant
  • Cornell 2013- Present, Head Coach

Player History

  • Three year starter for Cornell Big Red
  • Captain his senior year
  • Earned the team’s Enzo Montemurro Award for spirit and leadership and the inaugural Jaime McManamon Award