Craig Cromwell enters his sixth season as an assistant coach for Valparaiso in 2014. His duties include blocking, film analysis/exchange, team travel and organizing the Crusaders’ recruiting efforts.
In his first five seasons with the Crusaders, Cromwell has helped guide Valpo to 115 victories and the five most recent of the program’s 12 straight 20-win seasons. In 2010 and 2013, he helped Valpo to berths in the league championship match, while he was part of a staff that coached the Crusaders to runner-up regular season finishes in 2009, 2012 and 2013. He has helped coach Taylor Root, three-time Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year and the league’s Newcomer of the Year in 2009, as well as 13 All-League honorees.
In 2014, Cromwell coached the Chesterton high school boys volleyball team to the Indiana state championship in only the fourth year of program history. He guided the St Patrick boys’ volleyball program to consecutive CYO championships (2010-2011). He coached the Lakeshore Region (Boys’ U15) team to a fifth place finish at the USAV Beach HP Championships in 2011. He is the owner and coach of Enigma Volleyball Club.