Craig Angelos was named Athletics Director at Florida Atlantic University in July 2003, assuming oversight responsibility for FAU’s 17-team intercollegiate athletics program.
Since his arrival, he has been heavily involved with securing an invitation to join the Sun Belt Conference, conducting a football D I-A feasibility study, composing a facilities plan, launching a branding study and securing an apparel contract.
He came to FAU from Indiana University, where he was Deputy Director of Athletics and Chief Operating Officer since January 2002. Previously he was at the University of Miami for eight years, serving for most of that time in the No. 2 spot under Athletics Director Paul Dee. From 1991 to 1994, he was an NCAA legislative assistant.
A law graduate of Creighton University in Nebraska, Angelos worked for a time as an attorney in California, but ultimately decided to build a career in athletics, which had always played a central role in his life. During his undergraduate years at Brigham Young University in Utah, Angelos was a starting first baseman on the varsity squad. Later, he played professional baseball in Italy.
At FAU, his responsibilities include ensuring compliance with all NCAA and Atlantic Sun Conference rules and regulations, promoting student-athlete success and providing leadership for external fund-raising.
Angelos is enthusiastically embracing his multi-faceted new role. Upon being named AD, he said, “I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities I will have as Florida Atlantic University’s Athletics Director. I believe by working with President Brogan and the FAU students and staff, we can take this program to even greater heights.”
The 42-year-old Angelos and his wife, Kristin, have six children; Alayna (15), Alexis (12), Abigail (9), Austin (7), Aaron (4), Alivia (1)