Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Mike Cragg has been an integral part of the Duke Athletics Department for the past 24 years, joining the department in May of 1987 as an assistant sports information director. He was promoted to Sports Information Director in 1990, and then spent 10 years in that role before moving into the director’s position of the Duke Basketball Legacy Fund during the fall of 1999.
In 2004, Cragg was promoted to associate athletics director and in 2008 he was again promoted into his current position of Senior Associate Athletic Director, overseeing the administration of the Duke Basketball program and also the facilities for intercollegiate and recreation use at Duke. In addition, he is the day-to-day contact with Nike, Inc., as part of the school’s comprehensive all-sport partnership and has coordinated the school’s detailed Master Facilities Plan for the next 20 years of growth.
Cragg has numerous administrative responsibilities within the basketball program, including the coordination of the annual K Academy, the Duke Venture Capital Co-Investment Fund and the establishment of the Fuqua / Coach K Center of Leadership & Ethics. He also coordinates the planning and implementation of projects in and around Cameron Indoor Stadium, including the $15 million Michael W. Krzyzewski Center - Dedicated to Academic & Athletic Excellence.
The Basketball Legacy Fund is a unique and intimate donor program established to endow the basketball program as well as finance basketball-related projects. Partners in the Fund, which is now at 35 members, give a minimum gift of $1 million and have provided over $58 million in funds since its inception. Serving as Chairman of the Fund is former Duke All-America and multiple All-NBA performer Grant Hill.
Cragg, a native of Yakima, Wash., is a 1986 graduate of the University of Washington. He has helped coordinate media operations at numerous national events, including serving on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four Media Coordination Committee in 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2000. He and his wife, Paige, live in Durham with their daughters, Shelby (18) and Michaela (16).