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. He then transferred to
Utah State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Coach
Crumbley then attended the University of South Florida and earned a Master’s in
Educational Counseling. He has been a full-time employee at St. Petersburg
College since 1992.
This is his 17th year as head
coach of the men’s basketball team. Coach “C” is the longest tenure coach in
the State of Florida with 295 wins only 5 from 300. He was inducted into the
FCSAA Coaches Hall of Fame on March 8, 2014 as his team competed and became
Region 8 Runner up. His team has appeared in the Regional’s 7 times as head
coach of the Titans. His teams have won five Suncoast Conference championships,
making him Conference Coach of the Year in 2001-02, 2004-04, 2005-06 and
2011-12, and 2013-14. He also was 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 member 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 and was
their 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 after two stellar seasons with the Titans and
Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach after playing on a basketball scholarship.