|Position:||Associate Head Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Duke '06|
ITA Carolina Region Assistant Coach of the Year (2013)
Jonathan Stokke joined the Duke men's tennis staff in July, 2010, and serves as the associate head coach. He served as an assistant coach for his first five campaigns on staff.
During his Duke tenure, he has been a part of five seasons with 20 or more wins, seven NCAA Team Championship appearances, four NCAA Round of 16 trips and one NCAA quarterfinal. Stokke has also been a part of five ITA Indoor Team Championship appearances and five times hosting an ITA Kick-Off Weekend.
A noted doubles coaching specialist, Stokke helped lead the Blue Devils to 15 doubles point victories in 2019. Duke finished 9-6 on the season in those matches, and of the 15 doubles points earned, eight came against ACC opponents. Stokke guided Jason Lapidus to record breaking heights, as the Bull City native broke the school record for most individual ACC doubles appearances against N.C. State on April 10, 2019, with his 43rd showing. The captain finished his career with 44 individual ACC doubles appearances, all under the direction of head coach Ramsey Smith and Stokke.
In 2018, Duke captured the doubles point 18 times as the Blue Devils went 14-4 (.778 winning percentage) in those 18 contests. Part of Duke’s success in doubles was due to court three, where the Blue Devils finished with a .692 winning percentage. The mark was a vast improvement from 2017, when Duke had a .591 winning percentage on the third doubles court. The year’s .692 winning percentage from the third court was Duke’s highest since 2014.
Stokke’s work in the singles lineup in 2018 resulted in a pair of All-ACC selections in Nicolas Alvarez (first team) and Nick Stachowiak (third team). Stachowiak moved from starting the year on the fourth court to finishing on the second court and picking up the highest-ranked win of his career in April, knocking off No. 31 Guy Iradukunda of Florida State, 7-5, 7-5. As a team, Duke achieved a high ranking of No. 10 in March, its highest since ending the 2015 campaign at No. 10.
During the 2017 campaign, Stokke helped mentor a lineup that featured three freshmen and three sophomores as Duke returned to the NCAA Team Championship. Stokke’s work helped produce All-ACC selections Spencer Furman (second team), Catalin Mateas (third team) and TJ Pura (third team). Stokke helped turn freshmen Furman and Stachowiak into a doubles force as the pair qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championship.
The 2016 season saw him oversee one of the youngest teams in the country with five freshmen on the roster. Stokke’s work in doubles was evident as 32 of the team’s 33 dual match wins came from a team with at least one freshman.
In the 2015 campaign, Stokke oversaw 24 victories, tied for the sixth most in a year in program history. The 24 triumphs came against a challenging schedule as the Blue Devils tallied 17 wins against ranked teams, tied for sixth on the program’s single-season chart. The squad also finished the spring with eight ACC victories to extend its run to six consecutive seasons with eight or more league wins, its longest stretch since a seven-year run from 1997-2003. Stokke’s guidance helped Duke to a No. 2 ranking the week of March 3, the highest for the program in 15 years.
Stokke’s fourth season with the Blue Devils saw the team compile a program-record 10 ACC victories, fueled by a nine-match win streak during the spring. Duke concluded 2014 with a 20-7 record and hosted an NCAA Regional for the 13th time in school history, advancing to the second round of the NCAA Championship tournament. Under his watch, four Blue Devils earned spots on the All-ACC teams.
In 2013, Stokke helped Duke to a 25-6 record to match the 1999, 2000 and 2012 squads for the second-most wins in program history. The program also reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship tournament for the eighth time in school history and earned a No. 7 listing in the final ITA rankings for the highest final team ranking since the 2006 season. The team completed its home schedule with a 15-0 record, the first undefeated regular season since the 2001 campaign. Stokke became the second coach under head coach Ramsey Smith to be named the ITA Carolina Region Assistant Coach of the Year and the third in program history.
During the 2012 campaign, Stokke directed the Blue Devils to a 25-6 record and the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship tournament while earning a No. 8 listing in the final ITA rankings. The team also reached the ACC Championship 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 season was highlighted by a trip to the semifinals of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships, a round of 16 appearance in the NCAA Championship tournament and a trip to the ACC Championship finals. Stokke led Duke to an impressive year in doubles with Reid Carleton and Henrique Cunha posting a 38-7 record and advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship to earn All-America honors. 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. Stokke directed the Demon Deacons to a 24-27 overall record and an NCAA Championship tournament selection in 2009. He saw two players earn spots on the 2010 All-ACC team, including Martina Pavelec, who also received the ITA Carolina Region Player to Watch award.
Prior to working at Wake Forest, Stokke spent two years providing instruction to highly ranked junior players under the guidance of Stan Smith and Billy Stearns at Smith Stearns Tennis Academy in Hilton Head, S.C.
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 Championship MVP in 2006. He is also the first player in program history to win the ITA National Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship & 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 program history to do so. Stokke also picked up numerous academic honors, including a selection to the first ever All-ACC Academic Team and three seasons on the ACC Honor Roll.
In his career at Duke, Stokke played in four straight NCAA Championship tournaments and advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 three times. In 2006 he was a 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 113 doubles victories rank him fifth on the all-time Duke list. He was 25-10 in singles and 28-9 in doubles in ACC matches. His 28 doubles wins place him third on the Duke career chart. 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 resides in Durham with his wife, Jeanne Cho.