USF Athletics Administration BIO
Craig Angelos was appointed to the position of Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director in December of 2012.
Angelos, who has served as a senior athletic administrator at four universities and has spent more than 20 years in collegiate athletics administration, joined the USF Athletic Department in September of 2012 and served his first year as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance Services.
In his current role, Angelos assists the athletic department with strategic planning and the development and implementation of departmental policies. He serves as a liaison with a variety of institutional committees and is responsible for coordinating departmental external functions, as well as additional administrative responsibilities assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Before coming to USF, Angelos served as Director of Athletics at Florida Atlantic University from 2003-2012 and also held positions as the Deputy Athletic Director and Chief Operating Officer at Indiana University and Senior Associate Athletic Director at Miami (Fla.).
While leading FAU’s 18-team intercollegiate program, Angelos spent considerable time focusing on departmental initiatives of fundraising, corporate sales, ticket sales and the marketing and promotion of a young athletic department. He also implemented a comprehensive facilities master plan that included the construction of a $70 million, 30,000-seat on-campus stadium, which opened in 2011 with much fanfare. The stadium features 6,000 premium seats, 24 suites, 26 loge boxes, 1,000 premier club seats, 4,000 priority club seats and the latest, state-of-the-art amenities. Angelos also oversaw construction of a $4.5 million track-and-field complex, an $11 million renovation of FAU Arena, which houses the volleyball and basketball teams.
The Owls captured 15 conference titles and reached postseason competition 20 times under Angelos’ direction. Four individuals earned All-America status and five earned Academic All-America honors. More than 40% of FAU student-athletes maintained a 3.0 grade-point average and the National Consortium for Academics and Sports honored FAU as an Academics and Sports Outreach and Community Service Program Honor Roll member in 2005.
Angelos worked closely for eight years with legendary head football coach Howard Schnellenberger while the program appeared in two bowl games. He also hired 10 head coaches while at FAU, including high-profile hires of men’s basketball coaches Matt Doherty, a former National Coach of the Year with previous stints at Notre Dame and North Carolina, and Mike Jarvis, who coached at St. John’s among other stops. Under Angelos, the FAU men's basketball program saw revenues triple and attendance more than double in one season.
While serving as Deputy AD at Indiana, Angelos supervised the external aspects of the athletic department, including the football program. Prior to that, he was at the University of Miami (FL) for eight years, serving in a variety of positions but primarily as the second in command. Prior to his tenure at Miami, Angelos spent three years at the NCAA as a legislative assistant interpreting the association's rules and regulations.
A graduate of the Creighton University School of Law, Angelos worked for a short time in a mid-sized litigation firm in Los Angelos, CA. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University where he was the starting first basemen on the baseball team and later played in Buttrio, Italy for in an Italian professional baseball league.
Angelos and his wife, Kristin, have six children Alayna, Alexis, Abigail, Austin, Aaron and Alivia.