Ken Crandall
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamSouthwestern (KS)
Record0–1 (0–0)
Biographical details
Born (1967-11-06) November 6, 1967 (age 52)
Playing career
1987–1990Fort Hays State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Pittsburg State (GA)
Maine Maritime (assistant)
Norwich (OC)
Minnesota–Morris (OC)
Southwestern (KS)
Head coaching record
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
1 UMAC (2006)
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 is the current head football coach for the Southwestern College Moundbuilders in Winfield, Kansas and is 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]

Playing careerEdit

Crandall played college football at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.[3]

Coaching careerEdit

Minnesota MorrisEdit

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).[4]


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.[5]


Crandall was awarded Upper Midwest Athletic Conference North Division Coach of the Year and Conference Coach of the Year for 2006.[6]

Head coaching recordEdit

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–present)
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 6th
2012 Southwestern 4–7 3–6
Southwestern: 15–37 14–31
Total: 37–110
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


External linksEdit

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