Craig Yeast joined the Franklin College football coaching staff as offensive coordinator and coordinator of intramural sports for the 2016 season after a two-year coaching stint at Fremont Ross High School (Ohio).
Yeast, a former National Football League (NFL) player and All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) wide receiver at the University of Kentucky, led Fremont Ross to a 7-3 record in 2014, averaged 42.5 points in those seven victories, and qualified for the Ohio stats playoffs.
He also formerly coached wide receivers at NCAA Division II Tiffin University (Ohio).
Yeast was a wide receiver with the New York Jets in the National Football League (NFL) player after drafted in the fourth round by the Cincinnati Bengals. He concluded his collegiate career with the most receptions (201) in SEC history, and still ranks among Kentucky’s all-time receivers with 2,899 career receiving yardage.
Yeast also played four professional season with the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Football League.
He earned a bachelor of arts degree in sports management from Midway College and a master's degree in education from Tiffin.
He and his wife Tori have two children, 17 year old Craig II "Russ", and 14 year old Kiyah.