North Forsyth High School is excited to announce the hiring of Coach Robert Craft as the new Raider Head Football Coach.
Coach Craft has been the head coach at North Florida Christian School (Tallahassee, FL), a member of FHSAA Class 2A, for the last six years. While at North Florida Christian, he compiled a record of 49-21, including the FHSAA Class 2A State Championship. During his six years at NFC, Craft compiled five consecutive district championships, three region championships, and three appearances in the State Semi-Finals. In 2011, the Eagles finished 13-0, and Craft was named the Florida State Coach of the Year, the Bobby Bowden Coach of the Year, and the State 2A Coach of the Year. In six seasons, he has held a record of 11-4 in the FHSAA state playoffs. Additionally, while at North Florida Christian, Craft has helped over 30 student-athletes sign scholarships to play football at schools such as Clemson, Florida, Florida A&M, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Florida State, Georgia Southern, Georgia Tech, Jacksonville State, Liberty, Mississippi State, Purdue, South Florida, Southern Miss, West Point, Valdosta State, and West Alabama.
“My wife Sara and I could not be more excited for this opportunity at North Forsyth High School,” shared Craft. “We would like to thank Mr. Cheney and Coach Turner for the opportunity to be a part of Raider Valley. We are eager to get to know the faculty, students, and parents at North Forsyth High School and cannot wait to become a part of the Forsyth County community.”
Prior to North Florida Christian, Craft coached five years at Colquitt County High School (Moultrie, GA) as the Quarterbacks’ Coach and Offensive Coordinator. In 2009, Craft helped the Packers reach the GHSA Class 5A State Semi-Finals under Coach Rush Propst. Craft was a four-year letterman and three-year starting quarterback at Tennessee Technological University. While at Tennessee Tech, he set every major single season and career passing record in the school’s history. Craft finished his career at Tech in the Top 10 career passing leaders all-time in the Ohio Valley Conference. He attended high school at North Florida Christian School and was quarterback on three consecutive FHSAA state championship teams. “Coach Craft has many strong personal qualities and a proven athletic record, both as a coach and player, that makes him the right person to grow and lead our football program,” shared Principal Jeff Cheney. “We are excited to have Coach Craft and his family join our Raider Nation. We look forward to having our current student-athletes and those in our feeder programs prosper under his leadership.”