FHSAA’s Craig Damon Inducted Into FACA Hall of Fame
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Florida High School Athletic Association Associate Executive Director Craig Damon was inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame this past Saturday. The induction ceremony took place at the Daytona Beach Hilton Oceanwalk Resort.
A 2014 inductee into the Marion County Black History Museum Hall of Fame, Damon was an athletic mainstay in the Marion County community for more than 20 years. The all-state football player and three-year baseball letterman was an honor roll student at North Marion High School before attending and graduating from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, N.C.
Following college, Damon entered coaching at North Marion, eventually becoming head coach of the Colts from 2000 – 2013. During his tenure, NMHS went 111-48, totaling 10 district championships and three regional titles. Damon qualified his team for the state series all 13 years, collecting 17 playoff wins in the process.
Damon also coached in two FACA North-South All-Star Games, working as an assistant in 2005 before serving as the head coach in the 2009 contest. In addition the Sparr native was selected to coach in the 2004 Florida-New Jersey All-Star Classic.
To congratulate Craig personally, email him at cdamon [at] fhsaa [dot] org or leave him a voicemail at (352) 372-9551 ext. 240.