K.C. Crabb is in his second season as assistant coach with the Boilermaker soccer team. Crabb is actively involved with all aspects of the Purdue program, including field coaching, recruiting, scheduling, travel planning, camps and other administrative duties.
Crabb holds an outstanding coaching background. A native of Dallas, Texas, Crabb comes to West Lafayette from Champaign and the University of Illinois, where he was an assistant coach from 2000 to 2002. While at Illinois, Crabb?s assistant coaching duties put him in charge of recruiting and organizing game management and marketing issues, as well as being the academic liaison.
Prior to his time at Illinois, Crabb served as the head women?s coach at Richland from 1997 to 2000 and compiled an impressive 47-9-4 record in those three seasons. While at Richland, he led the team to two regional titles and two Top-10 national rankings, as well.
Simultaneously, Crabb was the head soccer trainer for the Dallas Sting Soccer Club from 1996 to 2000. He led the club?s eight teams to 10 NTTSA state titles, four regional titles and one United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) national crown. He was also the assistant head coach for the North Texas Heat of the W-League, a women?s semi-professional team. Under his guidance, the team won the 1999 USL National Championship.
An experienced soccer player himself, Crabb is a 1993 graduate of the University of North Texas with a degree in biology. Crabb was a three-year soccer team member for the Eagles. He is a USSF ?A? licensed coach and is a member of the National Soccer Coaches? Association of America and the U.S. Soccer Coaches? Association.
Crabb is married to Shannon Kerns. She is currently attending optometry school at the Pennsylvania School of Optometry. During the summer and holidays, they reside in Lafayette with their dog, Ralphie.