Tony Sales joined the Duke Athletics staff in 2000 and serves as the department’s Assistant Director of Athletics/Student-Athlete External Affairs. Sales spent his first 14 years at Duke in the football program including five seasons as Assistant Director of Athletics for Football.
Prior to being elevated to Assistant Director of Athletics for Football in 2009, Sales served as Duke’s Director of High School Relations (2000-03), Director of Football Business Operations (2004-07) and Director of Football Operations (2008).
Sales came to Duke from North Carolina State University, where he served as a graduate assistant coach for the football team from 1997-99.
A two-year letterman and scholar athlete, Sales helped N.C. State to records of 9-3-1 in 1992 and 7-5 in 1993 as the Wolfpack played in the Gator and Hall of Fame Bowls. He earned both his bachelor’s degree in technology education in 1996, as well as a master’s degree in education in 2000 from NC State.
On May 25, 2010 Sales was inducted into the AC Reynolds High School Hall Of Fame.
A native of Asheville, N.C., Sales and his wife, Ann-Marie, reside in Raleigh and are the parents of Isabella Catherine, who was born on July 17, 2005, Anthony John-James, who was born on March 16, 2010 and Francesca Maria, who was born on September 3, 2011.