Swimming & Diving Head Coach
Student Athlete Advisory Committee Chair
Keith Crawford enters his seventh year as men's and women's swimming and diving coach at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in the 2014-15 season. Crawford's program took major steps forward in 2014, with two All-American swimmers for a team that recorded its best conference finish in program history.
The men's squad earned a runner-up finish in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championships. After a performance that included 13 school records, swimmers Ellie Hong and Orion Martin earned All-American honors at the NCAA Division III Swimming Championships for the program's first All-American awards since 2003.
Martin has also been named CCIW Men's Swimmer of the Year during both of his seasons at Rose-Hulman. Hong became just the second freshman in Rose-Hulman women's athletics history to claim All-American honors.
Previously, Crawford was named the CCIW Men's Coach of the Year in 2013 after the team finished a strong third at the CCIW Championships. The award marked Crawford's third conference Coach of the Year honor in his career split between two NCAA Division III institutions.
Crawford, the fourth head coach in program history, came to Rose-Hulman after five seasons as head coach at Monmouth College in Illinois. He earned Men's Coach of the Year honors in the Midwest Conference in 2007 and 2008 after leading the team to second-place finishes.
In 2009, 2010 and 2011, Crawford helped lead Rose-Hulman to a strong third-place men's finishes in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championships. In 2012, junior Matt Ross was named Outstanding Performer of the Meet to lead a Rose-Hulman effort that featured six school records, two individual conference titles, two NCAA provisional national qualification marks and five all-conference performances.
Crawford has coached a total of 21 individual and relay conference champions, while having teams recognized for their academic accomplishments by the College Swimming Coaches Association during his coaching career.
Prior to his time at Monmouth, Crawford earned a bachelor's with a double major in history and secondary education from Xavier University in 2001. He also completed a master's degree in recreation and sport management at Indiana State University in 2003, while serving as an assistant coach at DePauw University.