Basketball Coach Resigns Amidst Strange Circumstances 3/22/13
CBS 7 News
March 22, 2013
MIDLAND-It’s hard to believe and even harder to explain.
Midland College men’s basketball Head Coach Chris Craig resigned yesterday and his twitter says he is now in Jerusalem and he is telling people online that the biblical “end of the world” is here.
The screen captures tell an incredible story--on his twitter Chris Craig says a "new world order is coming,” in one tweet. In another—“get off coasts by Thursday at sundown" and "WW3 started when Israel bombed Iran."
It began with a tweet of a bible verse from Revelations on March 20 and ended with Craig's resignation yesterday.
After just two seasons at MC, his colleagues say they are shocked by the news.
“It’s an unusual circumstance,” MC Athletic Director Forrest Allen said. “All we know is he told us he resigned, it was a total shock."
We spoke with a couple of students who did not want to be on record--they told us Craig was a "good guy" and one student mentioned that he was "very religious."
We tried calling Craig at a number listed in the phone book, but it had been disconnected.
According to his Twitter, Craig says he is in Jerusalem. He also released more than 30 pages of handwritten documents to his blog--in it he references President Obama as “the antichrist” and Mitt Romney as a “false prophet.”
The college did issue a release regarding Craig’s departure.
“Chris Craig has tendered his resignation to Midland College, effective immediately,” the release said. “Craig has resigned due to personal reasons.”
Midland College says it will post the opening for a new head coach immediately--and that for now the assistant coach will assume more responsibility while a candidate is found.