Craig Keilitz assumed the role as ABCA Executive Director on July 1, 2014. Keilitz came to the ABCA after serving as Vice President for Athletics at High Point University in High Point, North Carolina since 2008.
Under Keilitz’s guidance, HPU upgraded facilities, added two sports and increased Athletic Department resources. His tenure included double-digit conference championships in the regular season or tournament and the Panthers finished top-three in the Big South Sasser Cup all-sports standings each year under Keilitz’s watch.
Additionally, Keilitz was a member of the prestigious NCAA Championship/Sports Management Cabinet and chair of the Big South Council of Athletic Directors. He also served on the Big South Baseball Committee, as well as the Big South Committees for Championships, Television Development and Compliance and Eligibility.
Prior to his time at High Point, Keilitz was the Associate Athletic Director at Wake Forest University from 1996-08, where he oversaw many areas of the athletic department, including the baseball program. From 1992-96, he served as Director of Compliance at the University of Michigan after a one-year internship with the Florida State University athletic program.