In January of 2012, Sheldon Dunlap joined the Duke Sports Performance Staff as a volunteer coaching assistant. During his time at Duke, he has assisted with the design and implementation of sports performance programs for all Olympic sports teams and men’s and women’s basketball. He has focused heavily on men’s lacrosse, rowing, wrestling, baseball, swimming & diving and track & field.
Since 2012, Dunlap has provided specialized training for the men’s lacrosse goal keepers. He created and implemented position-specific exercises and drills in the weight room, which contributed heavily to the team’s run to the 2013 National Championship. He also co-authored an article on Duke’s Goalie Training for “Inside Lacrosse” Magazine.
Dunlap is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association as well as a member of the NSCA.
A North Carolina native, Dunlap is a 2011 graduate of Appalachian State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with minors in Biology and Psychology. Dunlap is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.