Craig Schurig

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Craig Schurig
Craig schurig 2006.jpg
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Washburn
Conference MIAA
Record 109–73
Annual salary $101,303[1]
Biographical details
Born (1965-03-02) March 2, 1965 (age 52)
Willingboro, New Jersey
Playing career
1983–1986 Colorado Mines
Position(s) Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992 Colorado Mines (assistant)
1993–2001 Pittsburg State (assistant)
2002–present Washburn
Head coaching record
Overall 109–73
Bowls 2–1
Tournaments 1–3 (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 graduated in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Colorado School of Mines[6] and went on to earn a master’s degree in physical education at Pittsburg State in 1996. He lives in Topeka, Kansas with his wife, a daughter, and two sons.[7]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Coach Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Washburn (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 Div. II Playoffs
2006 Washburn 7–4 6–3 4th
2007 Washburn 8–4 7–2 2nd
2008 Washburn 6–5 4–5 6th
2009 Washburn 8–3 6–3 2nd
2010 Washburn 8–4 6–3 3rd W Kanza
2011 Washburn 10–3 7–2 2nd L NCAA Div. II Playoffs
2012 Washburn 7–4 7–4 6th
2013 Washburn 8–3 7–3 3rd
2014 Washburn 4–7 4–7 T–7th
2015 Washburn 5–6 5–6 8th
2016 Washburn 7–5 7–4 T–6th L Mineral Water Bowl
2017 Washburn 6–5 6–5 T–4th Heart of Texas
Washburn: 109–73 91–63
Total: 109–73
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


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