Phone: (919) 934-6481
Degrees and Certifications:
1998 - Douglas Byrd High School 2003 - Bachelor Science, Physical Education, East Carolina University 2005 - Master in Recreation and Sports Management and Administration, East Carolina University
Mr. Craig Faircloth
This will be my 16th year teaching. Previously I worked in Harnett County, Cumberland County, and have been in Johnston County the last five years.
2006-2007 - Western Harnett Middle School, Health and PE Teacher, Asst Football Coach, Asst Baseball Coach
2007-2015 - Douglas Byrd Middle School, Health and PE Teacher, Assistant Athletic Director, Head Football Coach, Head Wrestling Coach, Head Baseball Coach
2015-2020 - Smithfield Selma High, Health and PE Teacher, Weight Liftting Teacher, Head JV Football Coach, Varisty Football Offensive Line Coach, Head Softball Coach, Head Wrestling Coach
I graduated in 2005 from East Carolina University with a Master's Degree in Sports Administration. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in 2003 in Physical Education.
As an undergraduate I worked in Recreational Services in the Intramural Department as a Sports Official in Flag Football, Basketball, and Softball. I was an All Campus Selection in each of those sports several times. I officiated extramural tournaments in Wilmington, Chapel Hill, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, and New Orleans. My biggest accolade was being selected as an All American Flag Football Official in 2003 where I was one of the top 20 collegiate flag football officials in the country. My "stripes" were retired in 2007 as I was selected for the ECU Recreational Services Wall of Fame.
As a Graduate Student, I was the Assistant Coordinator for Club Sports.
I was also active in my fraternity, Delta Chi, where I served multiple leadership positions including Intramural Chairman, Alumni Relations Officer, Associate Member Chairman, and Alumni Board of Trustees. I was also a founding member of the Cape Fear Delta Chi Alumni Chapter.
This school year, I will continue to coach softball and wrestling at SSS while teaching at Choice Plus. This will be my second year at Choice Plus Academy. I am originally from Fayetteville, but have grown to call Johnston County home. This year will present its challenges, but will be very rewarding.
I have two children, Spencer, age 14 and Dottie, age 13. I enjoy playing golf in my free time. In addition to coaching, I also officiate softball and football. I also enjoy live music, and attending various festivals. Life is an adventure. It should be new every day.