Craig Schurig

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Craig Schurig
Craig schurig 2006.jpg
Current position
TitleHead coach
Annual salary$101,303[1]
Biographical details
Born (1965-03-02) March 2, 1965 (age 53)
Willingboro, New Jersey
Playing career
1983–1986Colorado Mines
Position(s)Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992Colorado Mines (assistant)
1993–2001Pittsburg State (assistant)
Head coaching record
Tournaments1–3 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
1 MIAA (2005)
MIAA Coach of the Year (2005)
AFCA Region 3 Coach of the Year (2005)

Craig Schurig (born March 2, 1965) is an American football coach and former player. He is the current head football coach for Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and he held that position since the 2002 season. He is the 40th person to hold the post. He is known for turning around a once losing program to a winning program.[2] As of the 2013 Washburn University budget, Schurig's salary is listed as $101,303.[3]

Schurig led the Washburn football program to a win in the 2004 Mineral Water Bowl. The Ichabods posted their first NCAA Division II playoff appearance and their first Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) championship in 2005. The conference championship was the first for the Ichabods since the 1983 season. Schurig earned the MIAA Coach of the Year hinors for his efforts leading the Ichabods that season. He was also named the AFCA's Region 3 Coach of the Year.[4]

Prior to becoming the Washburn head coach, Schurig spent nine years as an assistant coach under Chuck Broyles at Pittsburg State University.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Schurig grew up in Willingboro Township, New Jersey.[6] He graduated in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Colorado School of Mines[7] and went on to earn a master's degree in physical education at Pittsburg State University in 1996. He lives in Topeka, Kansas with his wife, a daughter, and two sons.[8]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AFCA#
Washburn Ichabods (Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association) (2002–present)
2002 Washburn 3–8 3–6 6th
2003 Washburn 5–6 3–6 6th
2004 Washburn 8–4 6–3 3rd W Mineral Water Bowl
2005 Washburn 9–3 7–1 1st L NCAA Division II Second Round 13
2006 Washburn 7–4 6–3 4th
2007 Washburn 8–4 7–2 2nd L NCAA Division II First Round 24
2008 Washburn 6–5 4–5 6th
2009 Washburn 8–3 6–3 2nd
2010 Washburn 8–4 6–3 3rd W Kanza Bowl
2011 Washburn 10–3 7–2 2nd L NCAA Division II Second Round 11
2012 Washburn 7–4 7–4 6th
2013 Washburn 8–3 7–3 T–4th
2014 Washburn 4–7 4–7 T–7th
2015 Washburn 5–6 5–6 8th
2016 Washburn 7–5 7–4 T–4th L Mineral Water Bowl
2017 Washburn 7–5 6–5 T–6th W C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl
2018 Washburn 5–6 5–6 T–7th
Washburn: 115–80 96–69
Total: 115–80
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth
  • #Rankings from final AFCA poll.


  1. ^ "Notable 2013 salaries for athletic figures in Kansas". Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  2. ^ " College Sports: Interviews begin (12/10/05)".
  3. ^ "Notable 2013 salaries for athletic figures in Kansas". Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Washburn Athletics". Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  5. ^ Athletics - Truman State University
  6. ^ Cayowod, Kurt. "Caywood: Can Schurig engineer WU success?", The Topeka Capital-Journal, December 30, 2001. Accessed January 2, 2018. "When he graduated from high school, Schurig went more than halfway across the country, from Willingboro, N.J., to Colorado School of Mines, where he earned a degree in petroleum engineering."
  7. ^ Background Archived September 1, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^

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