Deion Craig begins his second season as Charleston Southern women's basketball assistant coach after the Bucs posted yet another double-digit win seasonand Big South quarterfinals appearance.
Craig helps in many facets of the program including recruiting, scouting and on-court operations. He brings an energy and passion each day that shows up on the floor with the effort and hustle student-athletes give both in practice and in games. Throughout his time at CSU, Craig has had a hand in the recruitment process for several student-athletes and handled the scouting department leading up to gameday.
During his first season on the sideline, Craig helped lead the Big South's second-best shot-blocking team (4.0 bpg) and third-highest scoring offense (62.7 ppg) led by Weknyne Dumorne's defense (2.0 bpg) and the trio of Njeri Nelms (10.1 ppg), Rachel Burns (9.3 ppg) and Shelby Wilbanks' (9.2) scoring.
Craig came to CSU from Western Kentucky University where he assisted the women’s basketball team and was a former player at Coker College and East Georgia State College.
Craig was a practice player for the WKU women’s basketball team that won the 2016-2017 regular season and Conference USA tournament championship and made an NCAA tournament appearance. He received a scholarship to play at Coker College in Hartsville, S.C. and was a member of the men’s basketball team from 2014-16.
Prior to playing at Coker, Craig received a scholarship to play at East Georgia State College and was a member of the team from 2012-14. He was a part of the 2013 Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association regular season and conference championship team that made it to the Elite Eight of the National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament.
Craig graduated from Coker College in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education with a concentration in Exercise Science. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration from Western Kentucky University and is expected to graduate in May of 2018.