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OHI's Board Members: John Craddox




John Craddox

Mr. John Craddox has proudly served Lakewood School District for over thirty (30) years. During his career, he has been a teacher, a coach, Vice Principal of Oak Street School, and now, Athletic Director.

John began his love for sports while attending Freehold Boro High School. He played football and excelled at wrestling. During his high school career, John won two (2) District Titles as well as most outstanding wrestler award. He was also named First Team All Shore by the Asbury Park Press. John went on to become an NCAA All American Wrestler while attending Trenton State College, which is now known as The College of New Jersey.


John began his coaching career as an assistant at Trenton State, and then moved on the coach at Freehold Township High School. Later, John became the Head Wrestling Coach of the Lakewood Piners. John also serves as Senior Pastor of Praise Temple Ministries in Neptune New Jersey. In 2009, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Elbon Solutions College Ministries of California, for his many years of faithful stewardship and benevolence in the service of the Lord.


John is blessed with his beautiful wife of 32 years, Linda who is a teacher in the Asbury Park School District. They have 5 wonderful children and enjoy working together to enrich the lives of others.


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