Duke Sports Performance Staff

Closing the gap between athletic potential and performance is possible when you work with our team of elite coaches. We aspire to help you meet your goals, whether that’s getting back in the game after injury or improving performance in your fitness journey.

Call for an Appointment

To schedule a sports performance appointment, call 919-668-1400 and select option 8.

Harry C. Stafford Jr., MD, MBA, CSCS, CAQSM

Director, Sports Performance

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Dr. Stafford serves as a team physician for Duke Athletics and as the Chief Medical Officer for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. He is also the head team physician and director of sports performance for North Carolina Central University. He previously served as the head primary care physician at University of North Carolina for women’s basketball, men’s and women’s track and field, and cross-country teams and provided care for the football team. He is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a strength and conditioning specialist. 

Ingrid Wicker McCree, EdD

Associate Director, Sports Performance

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Dr. McCree is an interview coach who provides professional development guidance for athletes. She is experienced in collegiate athletic administration, having served 14 years as one of the longest-tenured athletic directors at North Carolina Central University and was one of the few female athletic directors in the NCAA.

She has served in various leadership positions, including the NCAA Division I Council, the National Association of College Directors of Athletics, and the Durham Sports Commission.

Samantha Wells

Program Coordinator, Sports Performance

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Samantha Wells works directly with athletes to schedule training sessions and coordinate program services.

James R. Urbaniak Sports Sciences Institute

The James R. Urbaniak Sports Sciences Institute, located on the Center for Living campus, is home to a variety of health and wellness programs and clinics.

Jason Beaulieu, CSCS, USAW

Director, Strength and Conditioning
Jason Beaulieu is a strength and conditioning specialist certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also a USA Weightlifting-certified club coach. He has coached several NFL and NBA players and serves as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the North Carolina Central University men’s basketball team. He was previously the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the University of North Carolina women’s basketball team for 11 years and for the University of Delaware. He held various positions at the University of Kansas, Velocity Sports Performance, St. Stephens School, and St. Agnes School.

Me’Lisa Barber

Director, Speed Performance
An accomplished professional track athlete and former U.S. and World sprint champion, Me’Lisa Barber has served as a speed and strength coach to professional and collegiate athletes since 2009. During her collegiate career, she won four SEC titles, including gold medals in the 4x400 meters relay for Team USA at both the 2001 World University Games and the 2023 World Championship. She competed in several other championships representing the U.S. and received the gold medal at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships for winning the 60 meters in 7.01 seconds. She shares her vast experience to improve speed for athletes competing in a range of sports.

Bradley Hack, MD

Sports Psychologist
Dr. Hack has more than 23 years of experience helping adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, self-doubt, and other psychosocial issues. He served as the Director of Sports Psychology at University of North Carolina Athletics. In addition to Division I NCAA athletes, he has worked with teams and players from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MBA, PGA, WNBA, USWNT, and NASCAR, as well as multiple Olympic teams. He currently serves as the President of the Division of Sport Psychology in the American Psychology Association. The division educates the general public about the importance of psychological support for athletes.

Jennifer Ketterly, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD

Director, Sports Nutrition
Jennifer Ketterly is a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics. She has more than 20 years of experience in collegiate and professional sports, athletic medicine, and the food and beverage industries. She has served as the sports dietitian for teams in the NBA, professional football leagues, UNC Wilmington, and North Carolina Central University. 

Tammy Haskill, MS, LAT, ATC

Athletic Trainer
With more than 17 years of experience as an athletic trainer for high school and collegiate players, Tammy Haskill specializes in the assessment, treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation of elite athletes suffering from sports injuries and illnesses. 

Zach Boyd, DPT

Physical Therapist

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As an experienced physical therapist, Zach Boyd is skilled in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and post-operative conditions that impact elite athletes. He integrates the nutrition, sleep, hydration, and manual therapies to treat injured athletes. 

This page was medically reviewed on 05/25/2023