"Sturg" played basketball and football while at NAU. After graduating from ASTC, Sturg was a teacher/coach at Globe from 1932-40. In 1935, he helped coach the first group of Arizona All Stars and was also the Flagstaff Schools Superintendent for 27 years, during which time he was instrumental in de-segregate the local school district. One of Flagstaff's schools is even named for him. Cromer was also a founding member and president of the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA), which governs high school activities in the state today.