Dan Colella Head Swim Coach, Duke University
The fifth head coach in school history, head coach Dan Colella has helped the Duke men's and women's swimming and diving squads make great strides in each of his 16 years at the helm of the program. Under Colella's direction, the Duke men and women have made appearances at the NCAA Championships each of the past 11 seasons and continue to strengthen their reputation within the Atlantic Coast Conference, all while adding top recruiting classes from around the globe.
Development of talent and strong performances in the postseason have become a hallmark of Colella's tenure in Durham, as the program has produced at least one ACC individual champion at eight of the past 11 conference championship meets. Duke has also built toward success on the national and international levels, sending representatives to the NCAA Championships, USA Swimming National Championships, U.S. Olympic Team Trials, the FINA World Championships and the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.
The Blue Devils continue to establish a legacy of excellence in the pool, boasting 49 All-America selections over the past 14 seasons. Duke swimmers and divers have also captured five NCAA individual titles and totaled 46 podium finishes at the ACC Championships under Colella's watch. The program record books have been completely re-written in that time, with 18 school records being set in the 2018-19 season and the oldest standing school record dating back to just 2010.
Doak Finch Associate Head Coach, Duke University
Doak Finch joined the Duke swimming and diving program as an assistant coach in September, 2016.
Finch came to Durham after spending three seasons as an assistant coach at Penn State. During that time, he helped guide the Nittany Lion women to top-25 finishes at the 2014, 2015 and 2016 NCAA Championships, and the men to top-25 showings at the national meet in 2014 and 2015. As the program’s long group coach, Finch directed his athletes to six individual school records. His responsibilities included writing daily practices, designing seasonal training plans, serving as the team’s academic liaison and assisting with all aspects of recruiting.
Josh Stanfield Assistant Coach, Duke University
Josh Stanfield joined the Duke swimming and diving program as an assistant coach in July, 2018. He came to Durham following a successful tenure at Gardner-Webb.
Stanfield brings a wealth of coaching experience to Duke, having spent the past six seasons with the Runnin' Bulldogs. He previously served as an assistant coach before being elevated to the role of associate head coach for the 2017-18 campaign. Stanfield was also integral to Gardner-Webb's recruiting efforts.
Riley Boulden Assistant Coach, Duke University
Riley Boulden joined the Duke swimming and diving program as an assistant coach in July, 2021.
Boulden brings over 10 years of coaching experience to Durham. Prior to joining the Blue Devils, he spent the 2020-21 season as a volunteer assistant coach with NC State’s program. Before joining the NC State staff, Boulden served a three-year stint as an assistant coach at Florida Atlantic University from 2017-2020. He also spent three years as an assistant coach for the men's and women's programs at Army West Point from 2014-2017.iley Boulden Assistant Coach, Duke University.
Carlye Ellis Assistant Coach, Duke University
Carlye Ellis joined the Duke swimming and diving program as an assistant coach in August,2021.
Ellis arrives to Durham after serving as an assistant coach at Ohio University for three seasons. Under Ellis’ leadership Ohio was strong in the pool, finishing in the top five at the Mid-American Conference Championships in 2019 and 2021. Ellis was the recruiting coordinator, power training coordinator, director of operations and team culture administrator. From 2015-18 Ellis was on staff as an assistant coach with the Cornell women's swimming and diving program.