The Clinton-Massie girls basketball tournament is being named after Jeff Craycraft and will now be a rotating event with East Clinton High School.
The Jeff Craycraft Tip-off Classic tournament will begin the girls basketball season, next season at East Clinton and the following year back on Lebanon Road.
Craycraft, a Greeneview High School graduate, coached at Clinton-Massie two seasons, assisting Allen Wilkinson and Carlos Roberts during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.
Craycraft was named head coach of the East Clinton girls program in 2017, after spending 16 seasons as an assistant.
Craycraft died unexpectedly in October 2020.
Clinton-Massie athletic director Bennie Carroll said a tree was planted in the school’s courtyard leading to the main entrance to the gymnasium.
“While he was a fierce competitor, Jeff always had the best interests of the athletes in mind,” said Carroll. “From the high he was a high school student, until the time of his passing, depending on the season, you could usually find Jeff on a baseball field, a football field or in a gym doing what he loved best, coaching young athletes.”