Oral Roberts has added a familiar face to its full time coaching staff. After spending three seasons as a graduate assistant coach, Frank Craig has been promoted to assistant coach with the Golden Eagles.
Craig, who earned an AVCA Diversity Award in 2017, helped lead Oral Roberts to its first postseason appearance since 2006 as the team earned a berth to the National Invitational Volleyball Championship tournament after finishing 15-14 and placing second in Summit League play with an 11-3 mark.
“I’m very excited and humbled to be starting as a full-time coach here at Oral Roberts,” Craig said in the school’s announcement. “I am so thankful for Coach Sirola to extend this opportunity to me. I look forward to continue developing our young women on and off the court. 2018 is going to be a great year!”
The Jacksonville, Florida, native will act as the team’s recruiting coordinator as well as working with the team’s hitters and blockers.
“I am excited to promote Frank and keep him a part of the coaching staff,” head coach Sheera Sirola said. “He has grown into a leader with the program in just a short time and is no doubt ready for this next challenge. His youthful energy will be an asset on the court and as we push to recruit quality student-athletes.”
Craig was an All-American at Lourdes University, where he was a member of the school’s inaugural team in 2012 and went on to earn Great Lakes Conference Player of the Year accolades as a senior.
Craig earned his degree in business administration from Lourdes in 2015. He is set to complete his leadership master of business administration degree this spring.