Craig Schurig
File:Craig schurig 2006.jpg
Current position
TitleHead coach
Biographical details
Born (1965-03-02) March 2, 1965 (age 54)
Playing career
1983–1986Colorado Mines
Position(s)Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Colorado Mines (assistant)
Pittsburg State (assistant)
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
2005 MIAA Coach of the Year
2005 AFCA Region 3 Coach of the Year

Craig Schurig (born March 2, 1965) 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. As of the 2007 season, his overall coaching record at Washburn was 40 wins, 29 losses, and 0 ties.[1] He is known for turning around a once losing program to a winning program.[2] As of the 2012 Washburn University budget Schurig's salary is listed as $95,000.[3]

Schurig has led the Washburn football program to a new level after building on a 2004 Mineral Water Bowl Championship. The Ichabods posted their first NCAA Division II Playoff appearance as well as Washburn’s first MIAA Championship in 2005. Schurig earned the MIAA Coach of the Year for his efforts leading the Ichabods that season. The conference championship was the first by the Ichabods since the 1983 season. He was also named the AFCA’s Region 3 Coach of the Year.[4]

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

Personal lifeEdit

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]


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