Sports Performance Coaching Staff
Director of Sports Performance
One of the nation’s longest-tenured coaches, Sonny Falcone serves as Duke’s Director of Strength & Conditioning. The Durham native has been on the Duke staff since 1980 and works with all varsity athletes in their conditioning and strength needs.
On May 8, 2008, Falcone was named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach — the highest honor in the profession — by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association.
“This is an incredible honor for Sonny,” said Dr. Chuck Stiggins, the CSCCa Executive Director. “Being named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach signifies a commitment to the student-athlete, a commitment to the Duke University Athletic Program, and a commitment to the strength and conditioning profession.”
Falcone, a 1976 graduate of Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in history, lettered three seasons as a defensive tackle on the football team. Falcone resides in Durham and has a daughter, Christina, who was member of the Duke volleyball team before graduating in 2010.