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Former Colquitt County assistant named North Forsyth football coach
Robert Craft comes to Raiders after six successful season at North Florida Christian
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Robert Craft has been named North Forsyth's next football coach. Craft comes to the Raiders after six seasons at North Florida Christian in Tallahassee. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

Former Colquitt County football assistant Robert Craft has been named North Forsyth’s head coach, the school announced Friday in a press release.

Craft comes to the Raiders after six seasons as head coach at North Florida Christian, a Tallahassee, Florida school that competes in Class A in the Florida High School Athletic Association. The Eagles were consistent contenders under Craft, going 49-21 during his tenure, including a perfect 13-0 in 2011 with a state championship.

Prior to NFC, Craft coached at Colquitt working with the quarterbacks and coordinating the offense from 2005-09 under head coaches Tim Cokely and then Rush Propst. There is, of course, recent familiarity with Colquitt in Forsyth County; the Propst-led Packers got a scare from South Forsyth in the Class AAAAAA quarterfinals on the way to winning their second straight state championship this past December.

Craft will be North’s fourth football coach this decade, following Jason Galt who went 10-21 with the Raiders the past three seasons, and he’s leaving his high school alma mater to get back into Georgia and the state’s largest classification.

Craft graduated from NFC where he was an all-state quarterback before going on to set almost every passing record at Tennessee Tech.