Coleman Crawford

Coleman Crawford (born October 2, 1953)

Teams coached: Akron Zips
Akron record: 71-91 (.438)
Overall record: 71-91 (.438)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2005-2006 Fort Worth Flyers (asst)
2002-2004 SMU (asst)
1997-2002 Florida State (asst)
1995-1997 Tulsa (asst)
1989-1995 Akron
1986-1989 Tennessee (asst)
1983-1986 Akron (asst)
1981-1984 Middle Tennessee (asst)
1979-1981 Delta State (asst)

Coleman Crawford Facts

  • Coleman Crawford
  • Born October 2, 1953
  • Hometown: Henderson, North Carolina
  • Alma Mater: University of North Alabama (BS, 1975) / Delta State University (MA, 1980)
  • After starting out at Seward County CC (KS), Crawford finished his college career at (then-Division II) North Alabama playing for head coaches Bill E. Jones and Bill L. Jones
    • Led the team in scoring and rebounding both years he played there and was named Gulf South POY in 1975
    • Held school and league records for career RPG (13.3); inducted into the UNA Athletic HOF in 1993
  • Started his coaching career at D-II Delta State in Mississippi, where he was an assistant under Mel Hankinson for two years
  • Spent two years assisting Stan Simpson at MTSU before arriving at Akron in 1983, where he worked under Bob Huggins
  • Next stop was at Tennessee, where he served as an assistant under Don DeVoe before returning to Akron in 1989
  • Served as the head coach at Akron for six seasons, going 71-91 but failing to reach the postseason
    • Resigned in 1995 towards the end of a season that saw the Zips go 8-18 for a third-straight year
  • Spent the next nine seasons as a D-I assistant, first under Steve Robinson at Tulsa and Florida State, then under Mike Dement at SMU
    • Part of three-straight NCAA Tournaments while working with Robinson (1996-98)
  • Later coached for one season in the NBA D-League with the now-defunct Fort Worth Flyers

Coleman Crawford Coaching Tree

  • Cornell Mann (Grand Valley State)