Richard Craven
Clayton College & State University
Richard Craven
Coach
rjcraven89@gmail.com
Clayton College & State University

Division 2


Craven, who had been a part of the program since 2013, stepped into the role of graduate assistant coach in August of 2016. This transition followed a year of serving as a student assistant coach during the 2015 campaign.
 
As part of his duties, the Nottingham, England native will be responsible for the daily operations, day-to-day monitoring of student-athletes and assisting with recruiting.
 
COLLEGIATE PLAYING CAREER: CLAYTON STATE (2013) AND BUFFALO (2010-12)
On the field, he began his playing career at Division I University of Buffalo where he played in 53 games in three seasons. As a junior in 2012, Craven recorded four goals and a pair of assists for a career-high 10 points.
 
Those numbers tied for the team lead in goals and points and was second in assists. He also played in 18 games with 17 starts as a sophomore, finishing with three goals and an assist.
 
Hampered by injuries with the Lakers, Craven played in three games in 2013 but took on a role of mentoring his younger teammates. That would be a role that helped lead him to pursue a role in coaching, eventually joining Clayton States staff.
 
EDUCATION
Craven graduated from Clayton State in May of 2016 and holds a Bachelors in Communication and Media Studies.