Head Coach Earnest Crumbley

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Head Coach Earnest Crumbley

Earnest Crumbley A native of St. Petersburg and a graduate of Boca Ciega High School, Coach Crumbley graduated from Arizona Western College with an Associated of Applied Science before transferring to Utah State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Utah State University. He also earned a Master’s in Educational Counseling from the University of South Florida. He has been a full-time employee at St. Petersburg College since 1992.

This is his 16th year as head coach of the men’s basketball team. Coach “C” is the longest tenure coach in the State of Florida with 275 wins (25 wins from 300). As head coach, his teams have appeared in the Regional’s 6 times and his teams have won four Suncoast Conference championships. He was Conference Coach of the Year in 2001-02, 2004-04, 2005-06 and 2011-12. Coach Crumbley was also named Florida Coach of the Year in 2001-02, when his team finished ninth in the nation after representing Region 8 in the national tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Coach Crumbley is past president of the Delta Omicron Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. in St. Petersburg. He and his wife Shirley, Women on the Way Coordinator at the college, have two sons, Earnest Jr. and Kory. Earnest Jr. graduated in 2004 from Florida Atlantic University, where he was FAU’s all-time leading scorer and assist maker. He’s currently the Head Coach at Redlands Community College in El Reno, Kansas. Kory graduated from St. Petersburg College in 2004. He had two stellar seasons with the Titans and went on to play for Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach on a basketball scholarship. He is currently the assistant coach at Lakewood High School, where he won a State high school championship in 2004.