Craig Esherick

Craig Esherick (born November 1, 1956)

Teams coached: Georgetown Hoyas
Georgetown record: 103-74 (.582)
Overall record: 103-74 (.582)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2001)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  1  (2001)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 2003)
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (1999, 2000, 2003)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1999-2004 Georgetown
1982-1999 Georgetown (asst)
1979-1981 Georgetown (grad. asst)

Craig Esherick Facts

  • Craig Robert Esherick
  • Born November 1, 1956
  • Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Alma Mater: Georgetown University (BS, 1978 & JD, 1982)
  • Played at Georgetown for four years under legendary head coach John Thompson, Jr.
  • Served as a graduate assistant with the team while he earned his law degree; he passed the bar in DC
  • Became a full-time assistant coach at Georgetown in 1982, working under Thompson for more than 17 seasons
    • Was one of Thompson‘s assistants with Team USA during the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul; the Americans won the bronze medal
  • Thompson named Esherick as the Hoyas head coach following his own abrupt resignation from the position in January 1999
    • Esherick won 103 games in five and a half seasons at the helm, going to the Sweet Sixteen in 2001 and finishing as runner-up in the 2003 NIT
    • Despite getting a lengthy contract extension in 2003, Esherick was fired by the school in March 2004
  • Since his coaching days, Esherick has been involved in media and academics
    • Worked with AOL online radio for a short time and also with the then-brand new CSTV (now CBS College Sports Network)
    • Esherick taught graduate sports management courses at NYU for two years and now serves as an associate professor in Sports and Recreation Studies at George Mason University
      • He is also the associate director of the GMU’s Center for Sport Management
    • Has published several academic books on sports management and marketing

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