Determination is unstoppable


Champions win
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Never Given.


Family over


Make an impact
without the ball


Big-Shot Takers.
History Makers.


Challenges are an opportunity to rise


Every Second Counts


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Lead by Example

  • Our Staff

  • Coaches
  • Support Team
  • Coach K
    Greatest Of All-Time (G.O.A.T.)

    Greatest Of All-Time (G.O.A.T.)
    Coach K

    Coach K has won four national titles, been a part of four international championship teams and has won more college basketball games than any coach in men's DI history. The Hall of Famer was raised in Chicago before heading to West Point where he played under legendary coach Bob Knight. Coach K was named Duke Head Coach in 1980 after serving as West Point's head coach from 1975-80.

    Over the past 3+ decades, Coach K has transformed the Duke program into the nation's best and most consistent while raising the national profile of the entire university. Year in and year out, Blue Devil teams led by Coach K contend for championships while representing Duke at a high level. When away from Cameron, Coach K enjoys watching hoops, gardening, checking out the Chicago pro teams on TV, hanging out with family, and giving back to the community.

    Hometown: Chicago, IL
    Alma Mater: West Point '69
    Duke Staff Since: 1980
    Family: Wife Mickie, daughters Debbie, Lindy and Jamie

  • Jeff Capel
    Associate Head Coach

    Associate Head Coach
    Jeff Capel

    Coach Capel, a 1997 Duke grad who scored 1,601 points in his Blue Devil career, joined the staff in 2011 and helps lead our recruiting efforts while also assisting with player development and coaching strategy.

    Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
    Alma Mater: Duke '97
    Duke Staff Since: 2011
    Family: Wife Kanika, daughters Cameron and Sydney, son Blue

    3 Points: Coach Capel was at one time the youngest head coach in Division I (VCU - age 27), has nine years of head coaching experience including mentoring top pick Blake Griffin and is a hip-hop music expert.

  • Nate James
    Assistant Coach

    Assistant Coach
    Nate James

    Coach James, a 2001 Duke grad, helps the staff in all aspects of recruiting, player development and game preparation.

    Hometown: Washington, DC
    Alma Mater: Duke '01
    Duke Staff Since: 2008
    Family: Wife Bobbi, son Nate

    3 Points: Coach James was a senior captain on our 2001 national championship team, won five ACC regular-season titles and was an All-ACC choice in 2001.

  • Jon Scheyer
    Assistant Coach

    Assistant Coach
    Jon Scheyer

    Coach Scheyer, a Duke player from 2006-2010, had a lead role in recruiting and program operations.

    Hometown: Northbrook, IL
    Alma Mater: Duke '10

    3 Points: Jon was on the cover of Sports Illustrated after winning the 2010 national title, was an All-American at Duke and is an avid fan of all Chicago sports teams.

Dave Bradley

Director of Operations/DBP

Gerry Brown

Executive Asst. to Coach K

Jeff Bytomski

Team Physician

Mike Cragg

Senior AD/Basketball

Kevin Cullen

Director of IT/Video

Rachel Curtis

Asst. Director of Legacy Fund

Jose Fonseca

Athletic Trainer

Lindy Frasher

Performance Dev. Coordinator

Laura Ann Howard

Staff Assistant

Jon Jackson

Director of Media Relations

Kenny King

Director of Campus Life

Dave McClain

Head Equipment Manager

Nick Potter

Director of Athletic Rehab

Matt Plizga

Media Relations Director

Debbie Savarino

Director of External Relations

Will Stephens

Strength/Conditioning Coach

Raashid Yassin

Recruiting/Comms Coordinator

The Managers

Duke Undergrad Support Team

Our Creed

I am a Duke Basketball Player. I am a warrior and member of the Duke Basketball team. I serve my family, Duke University, and the Duke Basketball team. I embrace the standards of our team and program. I will do what I am supposed to do, when it is supposed to be done, to the best of my ability. I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will always have my teammates' back. I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and habits. I always take care of my body, mind, and spirit. I stand ready to fight for my team and my teammates and all who try to defeat us. I am the guardian of the greatest basketball family in the world. I am a Duke basketball player.

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