Marcus Aprahamian joined the Duke academics staff in January of 2018 and serves as an Academic Coordinator working primarily with the fencing, field hockey, softball and rowing programs.
A 2015 graduate of Duke, Aprahamian returned to his alma mater after spending the fall of 2017 as a Academics Graduate Assistant in the athletic department at the University of Missouri, where he worked with the men’s basketball, women’s basketball and softball programs.
Aprahamian spent the 2016 football season on the Duke staff as an Operations Assistant after completing a Scholar in Residence segment through the Duke Education program. In 2012, Aprahamian played in three games for the Blue Devils as Duke earned the program’s first bowl game invitation since 1994. For his efforts, he received the Duke program’s Mike Suglia Award, an honor presented annually to the sophomore member of the Duke football program who best exemplifies the academic and athletic qualities of the late Mike Suglia.
Aprahamian then lettered as an offensive lineman in 2013 as the Blue Devils set a school single-season record with 10 victories, captured the ACC Coastal Division championship and appeared in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. In 2014, he transitioned into the role of undergraduate assistant coach due to injuries.
A native of Brookfield, Wis., Aprahamian graduated from Duke in 2015 with a degree in political science. He is married to the former Lauren Schweitzer of Brookfield, Wis.