Craig Littlepage

Craig Littlepage (born August 5, 1951)

Teams coached: Penn Quakers, Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Penn record: 40-39 (.506)
Rutgers record: 23-63 (.267)
Overall record: 63-102 (.382)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1985)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • Ivy League Regular Season Champion:  1  (1985)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1988-1990 Virginia (asst)
1985-1988 Rutgers
1982-1985 Penn
1976-1982 Virginia (asst)
1975-1976 Yale (asst)
1973-1975 Villanova (asst)

Craig Littlepage Facts

  • Craig Littlepage
  • Born August 5, 1951
  • Hometown: La Mott, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: University of Pennsylvania (BA, 1973)
  • Played at Penn for head coaches Dick Harter and Chuck Daly and graduated from the Wharton School
  • Started his coaching career at Villanova, where he was an assistant under Rollie Massimino
  • Spent one year at Yale assisting Ray Carazo then was hired in 1976 to join Terry Holland‘s staff at Virginia
  • Became the head coach at his alma mater in 1982, leading the Quakers for three seasons
    • Won the Ivy League title in 1985 for a berth in the NCAA Tournament; went 40-39 overall
  • Left for Rutgers in 1985, coaching the Scarlet Knights for the next three years
    • Finished below .500 each year and was let go in 1988
  • Spent two more years assisting Holland at Virginia before becoming assistant AD at the school in 1990
    • Asst AD (1990-91), associate AD (1991-95) and senior associate AD (1995-2001)
  • Became the athletic director in 2001, holding that position until his retirement in 2017
    • Among the coaches he hired was Tony Bennett, who led the UVA to its first NCAA title in 2019
    • Also hired Brian O’Connor as head baseball coach in 2004, who led the Cavaliers to win the College World Series 2015 (after a Runner-up finish in 2014)

Craig Littlepage Coaching Tree