Craig McPhail
  • Craig McPhail
  • Vice President of Athletics and Club Sports

  • Email: mcphail@lmc.edu
  • Phone: 828.898.2483
  • Office: Williams Gymnasium
  • Department: Athletics

Education

MS, Georgia Southern University
BA, Winthrop University

Professional Achievements

• College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) – July ’98 to January ‘02
• National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)- June ’09 - present
• D2 Athletic Directors Association – D2 ADA – June ’09 – present
• NCAA Leadership Development – Leadership Academy Workshop – April ‘15
• Edgar Tufts Humanitarian Service Award – Lees-McRae – April ‘15
• Robert Breakfield Award – Winthrop ’92 & ‘93
• Four-year letter-winner Cross Country – Winthrop 1989-1993

Institutional Service and Responsibilities

• Oversee 19 NCAA Division II athletic programs along with men’s and women’s cycling
• Serve on President's Cabinet, Conference Carolinas Championships Committee and Athletic Director liaison for cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field.
• Supervise over 275 student-athletes who participate in intercollegiate athletics
• Responsible for staff of 30 coaches, trainers, assistant coaches, SWA, SID, and Compliance Director
• Operate the Bobcat Club – fundraising arm of the athletic department
• Oversee www.lmcbobcats.com – athletic department website, and all social media

Personal Interests

I have spent the past 18 years in Banner Elk and enjoy hiking and golf. Member of Banner Elk Christian Fellowship Church. Married to wife Julia and father to 5 year-old Elijah.