Head football coach Ken Crandall is entering his fifth season as head coach with the Moundbuilders.
Prior to joining the staff at the Southwestern College, Crandall spent nine years at the University of Minnesota, Morris as the Head Football Coach in Morris, MN.
Crandall 2006 team finished as Upper Midwest Athletic Conference champions with a perfect 7-0 record in the league, and the schools first championship in 19 years.
Crandall also served as the Cougars Offensive Coordinator in 1996-1997 seasons. In addition to his football duties, Crandall served as the Head Coach for the Men's and Women's Track programs.
Prior to UMM Crandall spent two years at Norwich University in Norwich, VT as the Offensive Coordinator. Two years at the Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME, and prior to MMA Crandall served as a Graduate Assistant (wide receivers) Coach at Pittsburgh State University. The Gorillas 1991 team won the NCAA II National Championships. He finished his master's degree in 1995 from PSU.
Crandall earned his bachelor's degree from Fort Hays State University in Communications/Public Relations in 1990, where he was a four-year letter winner and two-year starter. He led the team in receptions in both 1989 and 1990. The 1990 team finished with a record of 8-4 and was the first team in FHSU history to compete in the NAIA Division I National Playoffs.
A member of the American Football Coaches Association, Crandall has coached three Kodak All-Americans, six AP All-Americans, one NFL Draft Pick, four NFL free agents, the 1991 Harlon Hill Award Winner, 1992 and 1993 ECAC Gold Helmet Award Winners, the 2004 and 2006 UMAC Offensive Player of the year, 89 All-Conference players, 2 Academic All-Americans, and 33 Academic All-Conference players.
Crandall and his wife Jodi reside in Winfield with their sons, Tyler, Blake and KC.
2007- Present Southwestern College
1998-06 University of Minnesota-Morris, Head Football Coach
1996-97 University of Minnesota-Morris, Assistant
1994-96 Norwich University, Assistant
1992-94 Maine Maritime Academy, Assistant
1991-92 Pittsburg State University, Graduate Assistant