Head Coach 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.