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Kim Crawford begins her 10th year at SFSC. Crawford has had the great fortune of coaching many talented players and outstanding young ladies.
Coach Crawford is in her ninth year as the Suncoast Conference Volleyball Chairperson and has her USAV coaching accreditation level I.
During Crawford’s tenure, 37 players have matriculated to four-year institutions.
As a middle blocker at South Florida State College, Crawford amassed 901 kills and 597 total blocks. Two of her records stand today: season kills (552) and blocks in a match (25). She became SFSC’s first and only female All-American athlete in 1993. Crawford helped lead the Panthers to the Suncoast Conference Championships in 1991 and 1992 under Coach Terry Quarles.
Crawford continued her playing career at Florida Southern College where she earned two First Team All-American awards and was the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year her senior year. She recorded 1,101 kills, 79 solo blocks, and 148 block assists as a middle hitter under Coach Lois Webb. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physical Education: Recreation in 1995. In 2009, she was inducted to the FSC Hall of Fame.
Crawford played professionally in Europe for two years (1996-98), on the Bud Light Professional Beach Tour for Team Nike (1996) and on the Professional California Grass tour (1996).
Crawford has been trained at the national level by Olympic coaches and has worked with Olympic athletes. She brings a wealth of playing experience and technical knowledge to the court.