Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tarboro's Craddock tabbed to coach in Shrine Bowl

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Tarboro head football coach Jeff Craddock has been selected to be an assistant coach for the North Carolina squad at the 75th Annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

The two-time state championship coach, who just completed his seventh season leading the Vikings, was announced along with the staffs for North Carolina and South Carolina Monday. The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford University.

The Tar Heel  team will be led by Shelby Crest's Mark Barnes. Along with Craddock, he will be joined by Barry Shuford (Charlotte Olympic), Gregg Thomas (Apex), Pete Gilchrist (North Forsyth), Richard Bailey (Jack Britt) and Randy Ledford (South View). Barnes, who spent many years at Scotland County, was an assistant on the 2001 team.

The Sandlappers will be guided by Chuck Jordan (Conway). His assistants will be Ken Cribb (Bluffton), David Bundrick (Lexington), Ken Schofield (Great Falls), Mike Lancaster (Dorman), Johnny White (Cheraw) and Walter Wilson (Calhoun County). Jordan was an assistant on the 1999 team.

Craddock has recorded a 69-26 record as Tarboro's head coach, including an eye-popping 45-3 mark over the last three campaigns. 


2004 - 8-4 (playoffs)
2005 - 3-8
2006 - 6-6 (playoffs)
2007 - 7-5 (playoffs)
2008 - 14-2 (lost in 2-A state title game)
2009 - 15-1 (won 2-A state title)
2010 - 16-0 (won 2-A state title)

Total - 69-26 (.726 winning percentage)