Josh Stanfield joined the Duke swimming and diving program as an assistant coach in July, 2018. He came to Durham following a successful tenure at Gardner-Webb.
Stanfield brings a wealth of coaching experience to Duke, having spent the past six seasons with the Runnin’ Bulldogs. He previously served as an assistant coach before being elevated to the role of associate head coach for the 2017-18 campaign. Stanfield was also integral to Gardner-Webb’s recruiting efforts.
During his final year in Boiling Springs, Stanfield oversaw a squad that produced three Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) titles – two in relay events and one individual – and five NCAA ‘B’ cuts. The 2016-17 season was also a strong one for Gardner-Webb under Stanfield’s supervision, resulting in four individual CCSA champions, 10 program records, 16 All-CCSA selections and 41 Academic All-CCSA honorees.
Stanfield’s previous coaching experience includes time as a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater, Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. At Southwestern, he was part of a coaching staff that helped the Pirates achieve 14 school records, one NCAA qualifier and one conference champion. Stanfield also held an age group coaching position at Texas-based Nitro Swimming, serving as the primary coach for several individual state champions.
A native of Huntsville, Texas, Stanfield graduated from Southwestern in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.