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Joe Craddock
Sport(s)Football
Current position
TitleOffensive coordinator
TeamArkansas
ConferenceSEC
Biographical details
Born (1985-09-07) September 7, 1985 (age 34)
Chelsea, Alabama
Alma materMiddle Tennessee State University
Playing career
Position(s)Quarterback

Joe Craddock (born September 7, 1985) is an American football coach. He is currently the offensive coordinator at the University of Arkansas.

Coaching careerEdit

Prior to his collegiate coaching career, Craddock was a high school offensive coordinator at Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham, Alabama. During his tenure at Briarwood Christian, the school compiled a 25-4 record and finished as the state runner-up in 2010.[1] After the 2011 season, he was hired as an offensive player development coach by Dabo Swinney at Clemson University.[2] Upon the conclusion of the 2012 football season, he was given on-field graduate assistant duties working with the quarterbacks, a role he held until December 2014. During these three seasons, he grew extremely close with Chad Morris.

In December 2014, Morris accepted the head coaching position at Southern Methodist University. Immediately after he was hired, Morris named Craddock as his offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.[3][4] At the time of the hiring, Craddock was 29 years old and the youngest offensive coordinator in college football.[5][6]

In December 2017 Craddock was brought on with Chad Morris to be the new offensive coordinator of the Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Craddock is a 2017 Broyles Award nominee.

Craddock is the youngest offensive coordinator in the SEC

Personal lifeEdit

Craddock attended Briarwood Christian School and started at quarterback from 2001-2003. In 2003, Craddock led Briarwood Christian to a state championship victory in their 5A classification. He was named MVP of that game.[7] After his prep career, he accepted a scholarship to play football at Middle Tennessee State in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.[8]

He attended MTSU from 2004-2008, starting his junior and senior seasons. In his final campaign, he was named a team captain.[9] During this season he led the Blue Raiders to a 24-14 upset win over the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium.[10] Craddock was also a member of the school's baseball team for one season.[11]

After his collegiate career concluded, Craddock spent two seasons as the starting quarterback for the Parma Panthers of the Italian Football League.[12] He led them to the 2010 IFL Super Bowl, a game in which he threw 7 touchdowns.[13]

He married sweetheart Abby Richburg on February 7, 2015, and the two welcomed their first child, Charlie Kathryn, in November 2016 and added a son, Joe "Cain" in November 2018.

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