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IGCT Episode #278: Noel Durfey "Not Everyone Loves It As Much"



Bio

Noel Durfey joined the Duke staff in January of 2008 and serves as Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach. Durfey came to Duke after working the previous seven years at the University of Mississippi including the last three as the Rebels’ Coordinator of Strength & Conditioning.

With the Rebels, Durfey worked primarily with the football and baseball programs while helping direct the staff’s efforts with all 18 varsity sports. The Ole Miss baseball team made appearances in the NCAA Tournament in six of Durfey’s seven years in Oxford.

Prior to working at Ole Miss, Durfey served stints at Tennessee (1996-98), BYU (1998-99) and James Madison (2000). As a graduate assistant at Tennessee, he helped with the football program along with swimming and diving, basketball and track and field. At BYU, Durfey assisted with the football team while working with the baseball and men’s basketball squads. He worked with the baseball, women’s tennis and men’s swimming and diving programs during his one year at James Madison.

Durfey lettered two seasons in baseball at Lincoln Memorial University before graduating in 1988 with a degree in physical education. He later earned a master’s degree in sport administration from the University of Tennessee in 1998. A native of Lambertville, Mich.,

Durfey is married to the former Kelly Jones of Knoxville, Tenn., and the couple has two daughters, Savannah Beth and Olivia Grace.



In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

  • Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

  • Inseason training for College Football

  • Challenges of working at a prestigious academic school.

  • Staying connected to your athletes outside of the four walls of the weight room.

  • Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

  • His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.



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