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September 14, 2022
Phoenix, Arizona

SAGU American Indian College is pleased to welcome Omar Craddock as our new track and cross country coach! Omar is an accomplished athlete who will train SAGU AIC students with incredible skill and effectively lead them toward success.

Omar’s athletic accomplishments have already superseded many of the “greats” in his respective event, Triple Jump. He is on the verge of breaking the World Record in the event, being just two feet (2’) short of the World Record set by UK athlete Jonathan Edwards in 1995, at 18.29m (60’ 0.25”). Omar boasts a personal best of 58’ 0.25”, in conjunction with coaching, and being coached by 1984 Gold Medalist Al Joyner.

His additional achievements include:
  • Ranked #9 on the All-Time US
  • 2019 PanAm Gold Medalist
  • 2015 Indoor & Outdoor National Championship Gold Medalist
  • 2013 US National Championship Gold Medalist
  • 2013 NCAA Indoor & Outdoor Gold Medalist
  • 2012 NCAA Championships Gold Medalist
  • 2010 IAAF World Jr. Bronze Medalist
  • 2008 First Texas High School Athlete to surpass 50’ indoors in Triple Jump (at age 16); ranked #24 on US Men’s list
  • 2007 Recorded the farthest US High School boys Triple Jump in history, and the youngest ranked winner of the boys Open Division Triple Jump
  • 2005 AAU Jr. Olympic Triple Jump Champion, first year competing in Amateur Athletic Sports (Track and Field)

To learn more about Coach Craddock, follow him on Instagram and Twitter @OmarGooddness.

Our track team will begin in Spring 2023 and our cross country team will begin in Fall 2023. Do you want to join the team? Contact Coach Craddock at [email protected] and apply today at


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