Frank Craig III enters his fourth season with the Oral Roberts volleyball program in 2018 and first year in a full-time role taking over as an assistant coach. He helps the Golden Eagles as a recruiting coordinator and with all day-to-day volleyball operations, including on-court coaching, scouting and works primarily with the hitters and blockers.
Craig was recognized as one of 10 recipients of the Diversity Award by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) allowing him the chance to attend the AVCA convention and 2017 NCAA Championship in Kansas City, Missouri. The recipients had an agenda of coaching education programming, mentoring and networking functions specifically targeted to them and were facilitated by veteran volleyball coaches and industry leaders.
He joined the ORU coaching staff following an All-American career on the court at Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio. Craig was named the Great Lakes Conference Player of the Year as a senior while earning All-America honors after leading the Gray Wolves in kills and kills per set. He earned all-conference accolades all four seasons at Lourdes and was a member of the inaugural team his freshman year in 2012.
As a senior, he tallied 407 kills and 4.07 kills per set, posting the third-highest mark in the nation. He also was one of only two players to play in all 100 sets for the Gray Wolves and finished the year with 77 blocks and 83 digs on the defensive side of the net.
The Gray Wolves improved each season after going 16-10 in the program’s inaugural campaign in 2012. He helped Lourdes to the first 20-win season in program history during his senior season going 20-9 and winning the Great Lakes Conference regular season championship with a perfect 14-0 record. Lourdes also reached the NAIA National Tournament in 2014, after winning the GLC Tournament and finishing 17-7 overall.
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, he was a letterman in basketball, football and swimming at Englewood High School. He graduated from Lourdes University in 2015 with a degree in business administration. He graduated in the spring of 2018 with a Leadership Master of Business Administration degree from ORU.