Athletic Department

Athletic Department: Craig Turnbull

Craig Turnbull

Associate AD/Director of Compliance
E-mail: cturnbul@catawba.edu
Office Phone: (704) 637-4475


Craig Turnbull was named Associate Athletic Director in 2015.  He began his post as Senior Assistant Director of Athletics and Director of NCAA Compliance after the 2008 men's soccer season.  Turnbull had served as men’s soccer coach for 11 seasons and is Catawba’s longest tenured soccer coach.  He guided the men to a record 114 wins.

Under Turnbull, Catawba won a conference regular season championship, two conference tournament titles and appeared in the conference tournament finals five times.  In addition, Turnbull guided the program to its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance in 2004 and then followed with two more consecutive appearances in 2005 and 2006.

In 2005, the men advanced to the Round of 16 and Turnbull was named NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year and was a finalist for National Coach of the Year honors.  Turnbull’s team members have garnered numerous awards, both athletic and academic with Kenny Crowe (Reeders, PA) receiving 1st Team All-American honors in 2006 being just one of numerous recent highlights. 

During Turnbull’s tenure a handfull of players moved on to play in professional ranks, currently highlighted by Gareth Turnbull (Christchurch, NZ) in New Zealand’s top professional  league and Nathan Zuzga (Troy, MI) in Raleigh for the Cary Railhawks of the A-League.  Turnbull posted a 114-99-4 mark at Catawba.

Graduating magna cum laude from East Carolina University in 1993,Turnbull earned a degree in physical education.  He earned a master of education degree from ECU in 1995.  While at East Carolina, Turnbull was a three-year captain at East Carolina University, earning second team All-CAA honors in 1993. He holds the ECU record for most career starts.  He was a four- time Texas-Gulf All-Academic team member and earned the Texas-Gulf Male Scholar Athlete of the Year Award in 1993.

He and his wife, Kim, reside in Salisbury. They have a daughter, Elena, and a son Eric.

Today's Events

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE, 5:00VideoStats
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE, 7:30VideoStats

Calendar

«October 2019»
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October 2

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1

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October 4

Swimming @ King Invitational 

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3

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October 5

Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th

Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th

Football @ Limestone 24-52

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4

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October 7

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)

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October 8

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16

Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3

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October 9

Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2

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October 11

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3

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October 12

Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

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October 14

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

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October 15

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 6th of 16

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 5th of 15

Volleyball @ Francis Marion 2-3

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October 16

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7:30 p.m.

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October 17

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

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October 18

Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.

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October 19

Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR

Football vs. NEWBERRY noon

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 8 p.m.

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October 21

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)

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October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

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October 23

Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.

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October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.

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October 26

Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) 9 a.m.

Football vs. MARS HILL 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 8 p.m.

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October 30

Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.

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