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Sports Performance Office Bio
William Stephens
Associate Director of Sports Performance/Head Basketball Sports Performance Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Associate Director of Sports Performance/Head Basketball Sports Performance Coach
Year: Freshman
Alma Mater: N.C. Central '87
Eligibility: Freshman
Phone: (919) 668-5747
Email: wstephens@duaa.duke.edu

Associate director of sports performance William Stephens is in his 18th season with the Duke athletics program. Stephens is the sports performance coordinator for the Duke men’s basketball program.

Stephens is a native of Whiteville, N.C. A 1983 graduate of West Columbus High School in Cerro Gordo, N.C., Stephens was a first-team Three Rivers all-conference offensive lineman in 1982. He graduated from N.C. Central University in 1987 with a degree in criminal justice. Stephens worked 13 years in law enforcement before moving into athletics. He was an accomplished weightlifter, as he was a three-time State Drug-Free Powerlifting champion from 1991-93. He also held the state record in the deadlift (661 lbs.) in 1993 and won a gold medal at the World Championships for Law Enforcement in 1994. He has held the Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification since 1996.

Stephens, his wife Nancy and his son, William (P.J.), reside in Wake Forest, N.C.

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