DePaul track and field and cross country head coach Dave Dopek announced that Andrew Craycraft will be moving from a part-time to a full time assistant coach
May 17, 2011
CHICAGO- DePaul track and field and cross country head coach Dave Dopek announced that Andrew Craycraft will be moving from a part-time to a full-time assistant coach. Craycraft has been a part-time coach since the fall of 2008. He will continue to help with recruiting and developing mid-distance and distance runners.
“After several years of working as a part-time assistant coach with the Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track and Field teams, Coach Craycraft will move into a newly created full-time position later this summer,” Said Dopek, “Andy brings a great deal of energy and passion to the program, his increased role will only magnify his love for the sport and this team. Andy is a highly skilled coach and a very motivated recruiter. Adding his talent, full-time, to Coach Bohr's will give us a great one two punch during the Cross Country/Track & Field seasons. We, as a staff, are very excited about having this level of support from the university and administration. Andy will be an excellent addition to our Blue Demon family.”
Craycraft was an accomplished middle-distance runner at St. Joseph’s University and the University of North Carolina. At St. Joseph’s he set school records in the 800m dash and in the 4x800 relay. He also broke the school record in the 500m when he won the race during the 2002 Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America Championship meet. While at UNC, he won the 800m dash at the 2003 ACC Conference Indoor Championships. His best time in the event was 1:48.91, which set a UNC men’s indoor record.
After, Craycraft’s successful collegiate career, he went on to pursue a Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich. While in Michigan he served as a volunteer assistance coach for the Michigan State University women’s cross country and track and field teams.