Jason Crafton

Jason Crafton (born January 30, 1982)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks
Current conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)
Nyack College record^: 47-108 (.303)
Maryland Eastern Shore record: 34-55 (.382)
Overall record^: 81-163 (.332)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-present Maryland Eastern Shore
2018-2019 Delaware Blue Coats (asst)
2012-2018 Nyack College
2010-2012 Navy (assoc. HC)
2005-2010 Navy (asst)
2003-2005 Villanova (video)

Jason Crafton Facts

  • Jason Crafton
  • Born January 30, 1982
  • Hometown: Long Island, New York
  • Alma Mater: Nyack College (BS, 2003)
  • The Baldwin, NY (Long Island) native played for John D. Jones at D-II Nyack College (NY), serving as a two-time team captain
  • Started his coaching career after graduating, spending two years as video coordinator under Jay Wright at Villanova
  • Joined Billy Lange‘s staff at Navy in 2005 as an assistant; elevated to associate head coach in 2010
  • Returned to his alma mater in 2012 to be the head coach at Nyack College
    • Went 47-108 over six seasons at the helm, failing to reach the postseason
  • Spent one year as an assistant coach under Connor Johnson with the Delaware Blue Coats of the NBA G-League
  • Hired in April 2019 to be the head coach at Maryland Eastern Shore, his first D-I head coaching role
    • In November 2020, UMES opted out of the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 concerns
    • Through four seasons at the helm, Crafton is 34-55 overall; his 2022-23 team went 18-12 (9-5 MEAC)

Jason Crafton Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the Division I and Division II levels