Outdoor Track and Field

 

Craig Braithwaite '67

TO CONTACT COACH BRAITHWAITE, please call him in his office at 440-826-3644 or e-mail him at cbraithw@bw.edu.

Craig Braithwaite '67 completed his 35th season of coaching at Baldwin Wallace University in 2009-2010.  He has amassed one of the most impressive resumes in Division III.

Under his guidance he has led 20 athletes to All-American achievements in addition to 16 relay squads that have achieved that same honor.  In all, Coach Braithwaite has helped tutor 84 All-American performances.  Additionally, he has coached athletes that currently hold eight school records.

Coach Braithwaite attended BW from 1963-67, where he competed in the 100, 220 and 440-yard dashes individually and as a member of the 440 and mile relay teams outdoors, and in the 55, 300 and 440-yard dashes and as a member of the 800 and mile relay teams indoors.  He was the Ohio Athletic Conference champion in both the 100-yard dash and in the 55-yard dash in 1967. In addition, Coach Braithwaite earned small college All-American accolades in the 440-yard relay in both 1966 and 1967.  His achievements both on the track and in the classroom earned Coach Braithwaite entry into the BW Alumni Athletic Hall.

Braithwaite graduated from Lakeside, Ohio High School in 1963 after winning the 100 and 220-yard dashes and placing second in the 440-yard dash at the OHSAA (Ohio High School Athletic Association) Class A State meet in 1963.

In 1998, Coach Braithwaite retired from a 31-year career as a biology teacher at Berea High School where he also served as the Head Track and Cross Country coach from 1967-1976.  Coach Braithwaite returned to his alma mater in 1976-77 to serve as an assistant coach in cross country and track under the legendary Paul "Sparky" Adams, who was his head coach.  With Coach Braithwaite as a member of the Adams staff, BW won 13 OAC crowns in cross country and track.  During his 32-year career at his alma mater, Coach Braithwaite has been a part of 47 OAC titles.

Braithwaite and his wife Sandy reside in Olmsted Falls.

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