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.

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January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

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January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

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January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

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January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

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January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

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January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

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January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

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January 20

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1) 

Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne 86-173

Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne 151-107

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 65-47

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 61-90

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January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2) 

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January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

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January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

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January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

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January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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