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Tom Craft (born November 12, 1953) was the head football coach at San Diego State University from 2001-2005. He was originally a quarterback at SDSU. San Diego State developed a reputation of playing the tough teams well. In 2004, SDSU lost to Michigan 24-21, and in 2005, where it pushed Ohio State at home, and lost 24-21 to Texas Christian University. He was fired in 2006, and replaced by Chuck Long. Craft was the associate head coach and offensive coordinator at Mt. San Antonio Junior College in Walnut, Ca.

Craft was hired as the head football coach at Riverside Community College in Riverside, Ca. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010.

Craft is a graduate of Pacific Grove High School, in Pacific Grove, Ca.

Craft is considered by many to be the greatest junior college coach for building a quarterback dynasty at this level. As head coach at Palomar College, Craft's stint can only be referred to as an "era". After serving as an assistant coach at the school from 1977 to 1982 and with the school openly questioning its commitment to football, he took over head-coaching duties in 1983. After a pair of 4-6 seasons, the Comets' fortunes began to improve. By the time Craft left the San Marcos school for the Aztec coordinator's job, Palomar was coming off a three-year stretch of 31-2, had an offense ranked among the nation's top five for five consecutive years and was sporting two national championships. Craft compiled an overall record of 115-56 and three national JC championships at Palomar.

While at Palomar, Craft taught and coached 7 All-American Quarterbacks, which include: Duffy Daughtery, Scott Barrick, Brett Salisbury, Andy Loveland, Tom Luginbill, Greg Cicero, and Andy Goodenough. No other Junior College coach in history has produced so many All-Americans. Of the bunch, Craft considered Salisbury to be the best he's ever coached.

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