Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Jonathan Stokke is in his third season as an assistant coach
at Duke University. He was named to his position with the Duke men's
tennis team on July 28, 2010.
During the 2011-12 campaign, Stokke helped guide the Blue Devils to a 25-6
record to match the 1999 and 2000 squads for the second most wins in program
history. The program also reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament for
the seventh time in its history, while earning a No. 8 listing in the final ITA
rankings for the highest final team ranking since 2006, which was Stokke’s
senior season. The team also reached the ACC Tournament finals for the third
consecutive season, the second under the guidance of Stokke.
In his first season with the Blue Devils, Stokke helped
guide the team to a 22-10 overall record and 9-2 mark in ACC play. The 22 wins
were the highest total for Duke since 2006. The season was highlighted by a
trip to the semifinals of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships, a round
of 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament and a trip to the ACC Tournament finals
for the second straight season. Stokke led Duke to an impressive year in
doubles with Reid Carleton and Henrique Cunha posting a 38-7 overall record and
advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Individual Championships to earn
Stokke joined the coaching staff of his alma mater after working as an
assistant women's tennis coach at Wake Forest University for two years. In his
two seasons with the Demon Deacons, Stokke helped guide the team to 24-27
overall record and NCAA Tournament selection in 2009. He helped two players
earn spots on the 2010 All-ACC team, one of which received the ITA Carolina
Region Player to Watch award.
In his first season at Wake Forest, Stokke helped lead the Demon Deacons to an
improvement of five wins from the previous year. The team was 13-13 overall and
3-8 in the ACC after posting an 8-14 record the year before. Wake Forest won
its first match of the ACC Tournament and then lost in the quarterfinals. The
team was selected for the NCAA Tournament, losing to South Carolina in the
first round. In the middle of the season, the Demon Deacons climbed to No. 21
in the ITA team rankings. Sasha Kulikova was ranked as high as No. 45 in
singles and was an All-ACC selection.
In the 2009-10 season, the Demon Deacons improved their ACC record to 4-7 with
the help of Stokke and finished 11-14 overall. Wake Forest had one
singles player and one doubles team selected for the NCAA Individual
Championships while Martina Pavelec received the ITA Carolina Region Player to
Watch award. Pavelec and Sasha Kulikova were each named to the All-ACC team.
Wake Forest again won in the ACC Tournament first round before losing to the
top seed North Carolina.
Prior to working at Wake Forest, Stokke worked for Ramsey Smith's father, Stan
Smith, as a tennis coach at Smith Stearns Tennis Academy in Hilton Head, S.C.
Stokke spent two years providing instruction to highly ranked junior players
under the guidance of Stan Smith and Billy Stearns.
Stokke graduated from Duke in May, 2006, with a degree in sociology and a
certificate in markets and management. In 2006, he earned All-America honors in
doubles with teammate Joey Atas. He was a two-time All-ACC selection in 2003
and 2004 and was named the ACC Tournament MVP in 2006. He also is the only
player in school history to win the ITA National Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship and
Leadership award, claiming the honor in 2006. He also earned the USTA
Sportsmanship Award that season, joining Ramsey Smith as the only other player
in school history to do so. Stokke also picked up numerous academic honors,
including a selection to the first ever Academic All-ACC team and three seasons
on the ACC Honor Roll.
In his career at Duke, Stokke played in four straight NCAA Tournaments and
advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 three times. In 2006 he was a team captain on
Duke's ACC Championship team. For his career Stokke had a 93-59 overall singles
record and a 113-47 doubles mark. His 93 singles wins rank as the 11th most in
Duke history while his 113 doubles wins are second only to Doug Root all-time.
He was 25-10 in singles and 28-9 in doubles in ACC matches. His 28 doubles wins
are a school record while his 25 victories in singles rank tied for sixth most.
He was ranked in the top 20 in the ITA in singles and top 10 in doubles during
his playing career with the Blue Devils.
During his junior tennis career, Stokke won three National hard court doubles
championships at Kalamazoo and three National clay court doubles championships.
He also played in the U.S. Open main draw in 2001 and 2002 and was a member of
the 2000 USTA Youth World Cup team. He was awarded the USTA Sportsmanship award
at Kalamazoo two times. A graduate of East Chapel Hill High School, Stokke was
the recipient of two sportsmanship awards at the Super National Championships
and was ranked as high as No. 10 on the 2002 USTA Juniors list.
Born April 11, 1984, Stokke currently resides in Durham.