Craig Jordan had already achieved athletic notoriety at Gilford High School prior to his time on the Hill. In two years at Gilford, Craig earned six varsity letters, won a state varsity soccer title, played in the 1996 varsity basketball state championship (where he was also named to the All-Tournament Team), and completed two undefeated varsity tennis seasons that both ended with state championship wins.
After arriving at TIlton, Craig continued to be a tremendous athlete. He was a three-sport captain (varsity soccer, varsity basketball and varsity tennis) in addition to being named MVP of boys’ varsity basketball and boys’ varsity tennis. A relentlessly hard worker, Craig was known for his positive demeanor on and off the court and was named Male Athlete of the Year as a senior.
Craig graduated in 1998 and went on to the University of Southern Maine. He suffered a career-ending knee injury while at USM and, refusing to be sidelined, took up long-distance running. To date, he has completed three half-marathons and a full with best times of 1 hour, 12 minutes and 3 hours, 3 minutes respectively.
Craig came back in 2005 as the Head Coach of JV basketball and boys’ varsity tennis. His career coaching resume includes three seasons with the varsity tennis team and two with JV basketball before he joined the staff of the 2009 National Prep Champion varsity basketball team with Head Coach Marcus O’Neil and Coach Brian Aron.
It is my pleasure to introduce and welcome, Craig Jordan, Tilton School Class of 1998.