October 5, 2012

Tom Crowley Named Athletic Director At Niagara

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Butler Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations Tom Crowley has been named director of athletics at Niagara University.  Crowley was introduced as the new athletic director at a press conference on Niagara’s campus on Thursday, Oct. 4.

Crowley, boasting nearly three decades of coaching, business and administrative experience, has had responsibility for Butler’s game operations, event management, facilities and budget for the past five years.  Previously, he held athletic development positions at Vermont and Temple.

A 1978 graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Crowley was captain of the 1978 Penn basketball team which advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16.  He began a coaching career at Penn in 1979, and helped lead the Quakers to the NCAA Final Four.  He had coaching stops at Xavier, Rutgers and Stanford, before becoming head men’s basketball coach at St. Michael’s College (Vt.) in 1990.

He coached at St. Michael’s for seven seasons and served two years as head men’s basketball coach at Christian Brothers University (Tenn.).  He also worked in private business for two years.

Click HERE to see the Niagara press conference.

Crowley will assume his new position later this month.