ITA Carolina Region Assistant Coach of the Year (2013)
Jonathan Stokke enters his fifth season as an assistant coach at Duke University. He was named to his position with the men’s tennis team in July, 2010.
Stokke’s fourth season with the Blue Devils saw the team record 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 2012-13, Stokke helped guide the Blue Devils 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, marking the first undefeated regular season for the squad since the 2000-01 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 the program’s history.
During the 2011-12 campaign, Stokke helped direct 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 Individual Championships 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 also is the first player in program history to win the ITA National Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship 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 team 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 fourth 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 second 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.
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