Mike Cragg joined the Duke Athletic Department in May of 1987 as an assistant SID. He was promoted to Sports Information Director in 1990 and spent 10 years in that role before moving into the director’s position of the newly created Duke Basketball Legacy Fund during the fall of 1999. In 2004, Cragg was promoted to associate athletics director. In 2008 he was again promoted into his current position of Senior Associate Athletic Deirector.
Cragg has numerous administrative responsibilities within the basketball operation, including the coordination of the annual K Academy, the Duke Venture Capital Co-Investment Fund and the establishment of the Fuqua / Coach K Center of Leadership & Ethics. In addition he coordinates the planning and implementation of projects in and around Cameron Indoor Stadium, including the new The Michael W. Kryzewski Center - Dedicated to Academic & Athletic Excellence, which will house a state-of-the-art basketball training facility.
The Basketball Legacy Fund is a unique and intimate donor program established to endow the basketball program as well as finance basketball-related projects. Partners in the Fund, which is now at 30 members, give a minimum gift of $1 million and have provided over $37 million in funds since its inception. Serving as Chairman of the Fund is former Duke All-America and multiple All-NBA performer Grant Hill.
Cragg, a native of Yakima, Wash., is a 1986 graduate of the University of Washington. He has helped coordinate media operations at numerous national events, including serving on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four Media Coordination Committee in 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2000. He and his wife, Paige, live in Durham with their daughters, Shelby and Michaela.