Name
Robert Craft
Position
Head Coach
Coaching Duties
Head Coach / QB
Email
rcraft@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Additional Information

Coach Robert Craft will begin his first year as the Head Football Coach of the North Forsyth High Shool Raiders. The 2016 season, begins Coach Craft's twelfth year coaching high shool football and his seventh year as a head coach.

Coach Craft began his coaching career at Colquitt County High School (2005-2009). At Colquitt County High School, Craft served as both the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. In 2005 the Packers advanced to the second round of the GHSA 5A state playoffs, and in 2009, the Packers advanced to the state semifinals of the GHSA 5A state playoffs. During Craft's fie years at Colquitt County High School, Craft served as a cocial studies teacher and a physical education / weight training instructor. Craft worked alongside Heah Coach Tim Cokely (2005-2007) and current Packer Head Coach Rush Prospt.

On February 17, 2010, Coach Craft was named Head Football Coach at North Florida Christian School (Tallahassee, FL), his alma mater. In six seasons as Heach Coach, Craft compile a record of 49-21, including a perfect 13-0 season ending in the 2011 FHSAA Class 2A state championship. Coach Craft's teams were a combined 11-4 in the FHSAA state playoffs over a six year period - including 5 District Championships, 3 Region Championships, 3 apperances in the state semifinals, and the 2011 state championship. In 2011, Craft was named the Florida State Coach of the Year for all classifications, along with being named the Bobby Bowden Coach of the Year and the Class 2A Coach of the Year. In his six seasons as head football coach, Craft has helped over 30 student athletes sign major college scholarships, including 2011 U.S. Army All-American Travis Blanks. During Craft's six years at North Florida Christian, he served as a physical education and Bible teacher in 2010-2011; for the last four years, Craft served on the administration team in the role of Dean of Men.

Prior to beginning his coaching career, Coach Craft enjoyed a record breaking career at quarterback for Tennesee Technological University, but never beat Eastern Kentucky University. Craft finished his playing career in 2004, breaking every major school passing and total offense recor. Craft graduated in 2005 with a B.S. in Secondary Education - Histroy from TTU. In 2008, Craft completed his M.A. from the University of Illinois at Springfield, and in 2010 Craft finished his Ed.S from Valdosta State University. Coach Craft has been a keynote speaker at the Nike Coach of the Year Clinics and at the Florida State Uinversity Coaches's Clinic.

Craft is married to his lovely high chool sweetheart, Sara, and they have three children Ella Grace (7), Lyla Jane (5), and Gunnar (3). Sara is currently a stay at home mom, prior to Ella Grace being born she worked in the Georgia Public School System for 5 years.

Coach Craft and his family appreciate each and every fan for coming out this Friday night. We hope you enjoy your experience in Raider Valley - GO RAIDERS!