St. John's introduces new Athletic Director
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Mike Cragg meets members of the St. John's basketball squad.
Mike Cragg meets members of the St. John's basketball squad.
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Mike Cragg was introduced as the seventh athletic director in the history of St. John's at an event inside Carnesecca Arena last week.

Cragg comes to St. John’s following a three-decade-long tenure at Duke, where he helped the men’s basketball program solidify its reputation as one of the nation’s best.

“For us, we wanted to be at a place that values the student-athletes and has a mission of strong core values,” said Cragg. “There’s a great history here and I want to be part of the imagining the championships in the future here.”

Having overseen operations and facilities for all 27 of Duke’s athletic teams, Cragg possesses one of the most unique skill sets in all of college athletics.

In addition to his roles in operations and facilities management, Cragg also carries a significant penchant for fundraising, as he helped Duke raise more than $115 million through the creation of the Duke Basketball Legacy Fund near the turn of the last century.

Cragg also boasts a background in communications, having served as the primary media relations contact for the Blue Devil men’s basketball program throughout the 1990s.

A number of distinguished guests were in attendance for the press conference, including Hall of Fame Head Coach Lou Carnesecca and Athletic Director Emeritus Jack Kaiser.

Additionally, the men’s basketball team paused its midday practice to be present at the event.
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