Coach Crawford is a former member of the Tennessee Temple University Baseball team, under Coach Dan Sherman. A graduate of East Ridge High School, he received his B.S. degree in Secondary Education from the University of Tennessee atChattanooga, and a M.Ed from Tusculum College.
Crawford has coached high school softball at Ooltewah High School, with Coach Norma Nelson, for five years and at East Ridge High School, with Coach Sandy Mouser for nine years. Crawford has also coached the Ooltewah Middle School team for twenty three years.He has previously coached with select softball teams, such as the Chattanooga Austin Eagles, the Chattanooga Force, and the Tennessee Rampage. .
Coach Crawford accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of eighteen, at Sholar Avenue Baptist Church, a chapel of Highland Park Baptist Church. His favorite Bible verses are Psalm 121:1-2 "I will lift up mines eyes unto the hills, from which cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth". Crawford's goal is to see spiritual growth in the lives of his players and to establish a first class college softball program.
Crawford and his wife Lori, a former Temple student, live in East Ridge and have three daughters, Lora Snyder of Panama City, Florida, Kelli a Senior softball player at Lee University, and Ami a sophomore atTennessee Temple University.