After 13 seasons as the Pacific Lutheran men's tennis head coach (1999-2011), Craig Hamilton became an assistant coach in the program starting with the 2011-12 school year.
During Hamilton's head coaching tenure, PLU men's tennis
teams compiled a 183-100 dual match record and won four Northwest
Hamilton graduated from Pacific Lutheran in 1982 and was a member of the Lute tennis team from 1979-82. He is ranked number four on the PLU career singles victories list with 84, highlighted by a 25-win season as a freshman in 1979. As a senior, Hamilton was recipient of the NAIA's prestigious Arthur Ashe Award, given for his athletic and academic achievements, community involvement and sportsmanship. He was the Northwest Conference singles champion in 1980, won the conference doubles championship in 1980, 1981 and 1982, and was the NAIA District 1 doubles champion in 1980 and 1981. He was an Academic All-American in 1981 and 1982.
Hamilton works in the financial services field. He and his wife, Jill, have four children.