Bill Dukett was named as the Director of Athletics in January of 2006.
Dukett began his career at W&J in 1982 where he served as the associate head coach for the Presidents’ football team. As a member of the coaching staff, Dukett helped lead W&J to a record of 137-37-2, including 14 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championships and two appearances in the NCAA Division III National Championship Game.
Dukett also served as the head track and field coach from 1982–1992 and the head men’s and women’s golf coach from 1992–2003. In golf, Dukett’s teams claimed six PAC titles and he was honored as the PAC Coach of the Year six times. In 1998, Dukett recruited for and started the first women’s golf team in school history.
After leaving the coaching ranks in 1998, Dukett spent four years as the assistant director of alumni relations where he organized and staffed alumni events nationwide. In 2002, Dukett became a major gift officer in the development office. Dukett served as the lead gift officer and advocate in the funding of Ross Memorial Park and Alexandre Stadium, which are the homes of the Presidents’ men’s and women’s soccer, baseball and lacrosse teams.
Prior to his arrival at Washington & Jefferson College, Dukett spent time as the head football coach at Parkland High School (1978–1982) and Palmerton High School (1975–1978). At Parkland, he also chaired the health and physical education department. From 1970–1975, Dukett assisted with the football and basketball programs at Phillipsburg High School in New Jersey.
Dukett was a three-time Honorable Mention All-America quarterback at East Stroudsburg. A member of the ESU Hall of Fame, Dukett also played two years of basketball for the Warriors.