Jose Fonseca, MS, LAT, ATC Assistant Athletic Trainer (Men’s Basketball) Joined Duke: 2004 Hometown: Allentown, Pennsylvania (born in El Salvador) Alma Mater: The Pennsylvania State University
Jose Fonseca is the men’s basketball athletic trainer at Duke University and has been in his current role since 2004, when he joined the Blue Devil Athletic Medicine staff. Fonseca came to Duke after spending two seasons in a similar role at University of Nebraska, where he also assisted with the Cornhuskers’ nationally-ranked football program. Prior to Nebraska, he was the athletic trainer for the men’s basketball and baseball teams at East Tennessee State University from 1999-2002.
Jose graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1997 with his Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training degree. He chose to stay in Happy Valley to earn his Master of Science in Kinesiology degree in 1999.
Since becoming NATABOC certified in 1997, Fonseca has presented on four different occasions at conference and national symposiums. He was also part of a research team that was published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy studying the effects of a lateral ankle sprain.
Jose is married to the former Janna Cinnamon of Omaha, Neb. The couple has one son, Pedro “Pete,” and one daughter, Alexis “Lexi”.