Coach Craig brings over 35 years of experience as a player and coach to FC Copa Academy. Craig grew up in the Cleveland, Ohio area playing for many N.E Ohio premiere youth soccer clubs. During high school, Craig attended Lakewood Saint Edward H.S. and was a 3-year letter winner and team captain, as well as being selected All-State. He went on to attend Michigan State University and play for MSU's all-time winningest coach, Joe Baum.
Coach Craig has been on staff over 9 years and has been with the U17B EDP team the past few seasons. Most recently, he coached the FC Copa U20 men's team this summer. During his time on staff, Craig has coached multiple boys and girls teams that have attended the Jefferson Cup, NYC Cup, Potomac Tournament, Delco Tournament, PA Classics, EDP College Showcases and US Club Mid Atlantic Regional's.
He is a current member of the NSCAA and hold numerous youth coaching licenses and diplomas, including a USSF National License. Previously, Craig was a staff coach and VP of Operations for Metuchen Travel Soccer Club.