SQBA Appoints Craig Dawson as Director of Basketball Operations and Coach
Strong Quality Basketball Association President and CEO Frankie Lewis announced the organization has named Craig Dawson Director of Basketball Operations. In addition to his administrative role in the organization, Dawson was named head coach of SQBA’s Team Unity (9th grade boys).
“I am extremely excited to have someone the likes of Coach Craig Dawson become a part of the SQBA family,” said Frankie Lewis. “Craig will serve as our Director of Basketball Operations working alongside our coaches and me as we attempt to achieve our goal of improving the program and making SQBA one of the premier grassroots programs locally, regionally and nationally. I've had the pleasure of serving as an assistant coach on Coach Dawson’s Woodberry Forest coaching staff, and during this time, he has provided me with insight that has been valuable to the growth of our program. I am also excited that Coach Dawson will be leading our 9th grade boys team for the upcoming spring and summer season.”
“I’m blessed and honored to join the SQBA family,” said Craig Dawson. “I look forward to being a part of the rebranding and resurgence of the SQBA organization. I will be working closely with Frankie to build a winning culture on and off the court. We want our student-athletes to improve as players, but more importantly as young citizens. We are determined to attract student-athletes who want to improve through hard work and develop lifelong relationships. We will strive to put forth a product that will make this community proud.”
Coach Dawson is currently the Head Varsity Basketball Coach at Woodberry Forest School and played collegiate basketball at Wake Forest University. This past season, he led Woodberry Forest to a state tournament berth and was named the Virginia Prep League Coach of the Year. At Wake Forest, Dawson became the 40th member of the 1,000-point club (1,342). He holds WFU records for most three-pointers made in a game (11) and a season (100). His 11 three-point field goals made are also an Atlantic Coast Conference record.
Frankie Lewis added, “ Craig and I share the same ideals and philosophies when it comes to operating a program such as SQBA. I believe our players, families, coaches and community will see the difference that Craig Dawson will make in the SQBA organization. Obviously, his playing experience, coaching experience and resources will be a valuable asset to SQBA, and I look forward to what the future holds.”