Senior Administration Coaching Staff
Assistant Director of Athletics/Student-Athlete External Affairs
Tony Sales is in his 14th season with the Duke Football program in 2013 and fifth as Assistant Director of Athletics for Football.
Sales primary role at Duke is to oversee the day-to-day administrative operation of the football program in the areas of budgetary management, team travel, pre-season training camp and future schedule planning. In addition, Sales serves as Cutcliffe's liaison to the facilities, marketing, media relations, compliance and development offices which assist the football team. Other duties include assisting with game day management, the coordination and planning of team events and special projects related to the football program. In his role, Sales also works closely with various university departments, faculty and staff and serves on the Athletics Department Senior Staff.
Prior to his current position, Sales served as Duke’s Director of High School Relations (2000-03), Director of Football Business Operations (2004-07) and Director of Football Operations (2008).
Sales came to Duke from North Carolina State University, where he served as a graduate assistant coach for the football team from 1997-99.
A two-year letterman and scholar athlete, Sales helped NC State to records of 9-3-1 in 1992 and 7-5 in 1993 as the Wolfpack played in the Gator and Hall of Fame Bowls. He earned both his bachelor’s degree in technology education in 1996, as well as a master’s degree in education in 2000 from NC State.
On May 25, 2010 Sales was inducted into the AC Reynolds High School Hall Of Fame.
A native of Asheville, N.C., Sales and his wife, Ann-Marie, reside in Raleigh and are the parents of Isabella Catherine, who was born on July 17, 2005, Anthony John-James, who was born on March 16, 2010 and Francesca Maria, who was born on September 3, 2011.