2017 coaching staff
Coach Craddock was hired in 2017 as the Head Coach of the Laney Women’s Track and Field team. He has stepped up to the junior college level after multiple years of coaching success with both, James Logan High School and Dublin High School. Craddock, a graduate of both James Logan High School and UCLA, has produced a host of high school All-Americans, CA state qualifiers, a state champion, national campion and U.S. Junior team member.
While at UCLA, Craddock, a high hurdler, was a 4x Conference champion, NCAA West Region Champion, NCAA West Region record holder and NCAA All-American. He also served as team captain for the Bruins 2007-2009.
After UCLA, Craddock ran professionally for Nike and competed all around the world gaining knowledge and counsel from some of track and field’s greatest. He participated in 3 Olympic Trials (2008, 2012, 2016) and brings a great amount of energy and passion to the Lady Eagle’s program.
Rick Becker, MS, ATC, CSCS, CES
Rick Becker is a NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer. Rick began his athletic training education at Diablo Valley College in 2004 before transferring to Cal State Fullerton where he graduated magna cum laude receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training. As a Bay Area native, Rick returned to Northern California in 2014 to begin his Junior College career at DVC before joining Laney College in fall 2017.
As a graduate student at California University, Rick earned a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science focusing his efforts on rehabilitative sciences and corrective exercise. Rick has a strong focus on manual therapy and a philosophy in treating the whole body, rather than simply addressing the pathology, in the preventative effort to reduce the occurrence of overuse injury related to sport.
Rick’s vision as an athletic trainer is to blend his education and training with clinical expertise, knowledge of current research, and patient expectations to create a pathway providing the best possible health care for the Laney College student-athlete population.