Craig Yeast is taking his football talents back to Kentucky. The former UK wide receiver will be Kentucky Wesleyan’s next head coach.
“There is a tremendous opportunity to build an excellent football program at Kentucky Wesleyan and the fact that KWC is in my home state made this position more intriguing,” Yeast said.
“I love the Commonwealth of Kentucky so being handed the keys to the Panthers Football Program is not something I take lightly. I am very blessed, honored, and extremely excited for this opportunity. I am familiar with Owensboro, but I have not been here since 1994. Much has changed so my family and I are looking forward to exploring and becoming a part of the Owensboro community.”
The Danville native shined in Hal Mumme’s Air Raid offense. With the help of Tim Couch, Yeast set the SEC record for career receptions. He still holds all of UK’s major receiving records after finishing his career with 208 receptions, 2,899 receiving yards and 28 touchdowns.
After a few years in the NFL and CFL, Craig got into coaching. He coached his son Russ in high school, then spent the last three years calling plays at Franklin College, just south of Indianapolis. In 2018 Yeast’s offense led D-III football in total offense and passing offense.
Yeast certainly has the resume to build a winner in Owensboro. Most importantly, Ryan Lemond approves.
— Ryan Lemond (@ryanlemond) December 3, 2018