|Born||November 6, 1967|
|1987–1990||Fort Hays State|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Pittsburg State (GA)|
Maine Maritime (assistant)
|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. 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.
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).
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.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Minnesota–Morris Cougars (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) (1998–2002)|
|Minnesota–Morris Cougars (Upper Midwest Athletic Conference) (2003–2006)|
|Southwestern Moundbuilders (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) (2007–present)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|