David Archer '05, a former Big Red captain as a player and architect of the Big Red's recent recruiting success, was named The Roger J. Weiss '61 Coach of Cornell Football by Andy Noel, the Meakem Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education, at a January 4, 2013 press conference in Schoellkopf Memorial Hall. Archer becomes the 27th head coach in school history and takes over for Kent Austin, who resigned in December.