Craig D. Turnbull, Senior Assistant Director of Athletics and Director of NCAA Compliance at Catawba College, was recently named National Chair of the NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Tennis Committee. He was appointed to this post for a two-year term by the NCAA based on his athletic administration experience and his previous membership on the NCAA National Men's Soccer Committee.
Turnbull has also served for the past two years as a member of the Men's and Women's National Tennis Committee, receiving that appointment from Patrick Britz, Commissioner of the South Atlantic Conference. Now, he will chair the Division II committee and have responsibility for running the men's and women's tennis championships each spring. Those NCAA Championships will be held in Orlando, Fla., in spring 2014. Turnbull's committee is currently in the process of receiving bids and evaluating those bids from cities interested in hosting the tennis championships in spring 2015 and successive years.
Turnbull joined Catawba in 1998 as Head Men's Soccer Coach and served in that capacity through the 2009 season. In 2001, he assumed additional responsibilities at the college, adding Assistant Director of Athletics and Director of NCAA Compliance to his titles. In 2010, he was promoted to his current position. Since joining Catawba, Turnbull has served as Adjunct Instructor of Physical Education.
Prior to joining Catawba, Turnbull served as Head Men's Soccer Coach, Coordinator of Soccer Operations and Instructor of Physical Education at Louisburg College.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and his Master of Education degree in Athletic Administration from East Carolina University. While in graduate school there, he served as Assistant Men's Soccer Coach and a Graduate Assistant in the Exercise and Sport Sciences.