Frank Craig III enters his fifth season with the Oral Roberts volleyball program and second year in a full-time role taking over as an assistant coach in 2018. 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.
Starting in 2019, Craig took on the challenge of being a head coach at the club level leading the North Texas Volleyball Region High Performance 18U Boys team. The team consists of top 12 North Texas Region and OKRVA players along with assistant coach Sydney Yogi.
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 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. Craig 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.
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.