Jose Fonseca joined the Duke staff in 2004 and currently serves as the Director of Athletic Medicine/Head Men's Basketball Athletic Trainer. He was elevated to his current role in July of 2018.
Fonseca came to Duke after spending two seasons in a similar role at University of Nebraska, where he also assisted with the Cornhuskers’ nationally-ranked football program. Prior to Nebraska, he was the athletic trainer for the men’s basketball and baseball teams at East Tennessee State University from 1999-2002.
Fonseca graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1997 with a bachelor of science degree in exercise and sports science with an emphasis in athletic training. He earned a master's degree in kinesiology in 1999.
Since becoming NATABOC certified in 1997, Fonseca has presented on multiple occasions at conference and national symposiums. He also was part of a research team that was published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy studying the effects of a lateral ankle sprain.
Fonseca is married to the former Janna Cinnamon of Omaha, Neb. The couple has one son, Pedro “Pete,” and one daughter, Alexis “Lexi.”