Ken Crandall

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Ken Crandall
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1967-11-06) November 6, 1967 (age 49)
Playing career
1987–1990 Fort Hays State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1991 Pittsburg State (GA)
1992–1993 Maine Maritime (assistant)
1994–1995 Norwich (OC)
1996–1997 Minnesota–Morris (OC)
1998–2006 Minnesota–Morris
2007–2014 Southwestern (KS)
Head coaching record
Overall 47–132
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 UMAC (2006)
Awards
UMAC Coach of the Year (2006)
UMAC North Division Coach of the Year (2006)

Ken Crandall (born November 6, 1967) is an American football coach and former player. He was most recently the head football coach for the Southwestern College Moundbuilders in Winfield, Kansas and was the 28th person to hold that position.[1] Prior to accepting this position, he was the head coach for nine years at the University of Minnesota Morris. Crandall had been a graduate assistant coach at Pittsburg State University during the Gorillas' national championship run in 1991. In addition, he was assistant coach at Norwich University and at the Maine Maritime Academy.[2] Crandall resigned the position at Southwestern on November 19, 2014. [3]

Playing career[edit]

Crandall played college football at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

Minnesota Morris[edit]

While at the University of Minnesota Morris, Crandall was named the 2006 UMAC North Division and Conference Coach of the Year. He led the Cougars to their first-ever Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championship with a thrilling 27–20 come from behind overtime win over Rockford College at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis.

Crandall established a record of 22 wins and 73 losses as a head coach in nine seasons but did build the program to a winning program. In his last four seasons, Crandall produced a record of 21 wins and 20 losses. With 21 wins, Crandall is one of the “winningest” head coaches at UMM exceeded only by former head Cougar football coaches Al Molde (51–19–1) and Mike Simpson (29–13–1).[5]

Southwestern[edit]

In 2007, his first year coaching at Southwestern, Crandall led the moundbuilders to a record of 4 wins and 5 losses (4–4 conference), ending the season #5 in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. This showed an improvement from the 2 wins and 8 losses and finishing 9th in the conference the previous year.[6] He resigned from Southwestern after the conclusion of a 1–10 season (1–8 in conference play) which included a 27–6 homecoming victory over the then-ranked #3 Tabor Bluejays.[3]

Awards[edit]

Crandall was awarded Upper Midwest Athletic Conference North Division Coach of the Year and Conference Coach of the Year for 2006.[7]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Minnesota–Morris Cougars (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) (1998–2002)
1998 Minnesota–Morris 1–9 0–6 7th
1999 Minnesota–Morris 0–11 0–8 10th
2000 Minnesota–Morris 0–11 0–8 10th
2001 Minnesota–Morris 0–11 0–9 10th
2002 Minnesota–Morris 0–11 0–9 10th
Minnesota–Morris Cougars (Upper Midwest Athletic Conference) (2003–2006)
2003 Minnesota–Morris 5–6
2004 Minnesota–Morris 5–5
2005 Minnesota–Morris 4–6
2006 Minnesota–Morris 7–3 1st
Minnesota–Morris: 22–73
Southwestern Moundbuilders (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) (2007–2014)
2007 Southwestern 4–6 4–5 T–5th
2008 Southwestern 1–9 1–8 10th
2009 Southwestern 3–7 3–6 T–6th
2010 Southwestern 2–8 2–7 T–8th
2011 Southwestern 5–6 4–5 T–6th
2012 Southwestern 4–7 3–6 T–7th
2013 Southwestern 5–6 4–5 T–5th
2014 Southwestern 1–10 1–8 10th
Southwestern: 25–59 22–50
Total: 47–132
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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