Chris Crutchfield

Assistant Coach
Fifth Season
OU Coaching Staff
Chris Crutchfield

An assistant coach for 14 years on the Division I level and a former junior college head coach, Chris Crutchfield is in his fifth year on the Oklahoma staff. He was hired by in April 2011 as an assistant coach after spending four seasons at Oral Roberts University in the same capacity.

Crutchfield, 46, helped Oral Roberts to an average of 20 wins over his last four years at the school and to postseason appearances in 2008 (NCAA Tournament) and 2011 ( Tournament). The Golden Eagles finished first (2008), second (2009 and ‘11) or third (2010) in the 10-team Summit League each year.

Prior to his stint at ORU, Crutchfield served on TCU’s staff for two seasons. He was the Horned Frogs’ director of basketball operations for the 2005-06 season before being named assistant coach for the 2006-07 campaign. He was also an assistant for four seasons at New Mexico State (2001-05) under NMSU all-time wins leader Lou Henson, helping the Aggies to two 20-win campaigns as well as a Sun Belt Conference title in 2002.

Crutchfield also has head coaching experience. He served two seasons (1999-2001) at Tyler (Texas) Junior College as head coach after spending the previous two years as an Apaches’ assistant coach. As head coach, he led Tyler to a 35-28 record and saw his players graduate at a 91 percent rate.

 The Crutchfield File
 Hometown  Hopkinsville, Ky.
 College  Nebraska-Omaha, 1992
 Family  wife, Jodi
 sons, Derrick, Jalen and Josh

 Coaching History
 2011-present, Oklahoma Assistant Coach
 2007-2011, Oral Roberts Assistant Coach
 2006-2007, TCU Assistant Coach
 2001-2005, New Mexico State Assistant Coach
 1999-2001, Tyler Junior College Head Coach
 1997-1999, Tyler Junior College Assistant Coach
 1996-1997, Texas-San Antonio Assistant Coach
 1994-1996, Nebraska-Omaha Graduate Assistant
 Playing Experience
 1988-1992, University of Nebraska-Omaha

Before his stop at Tyler, Crutchfield spent the 1996-97 season an assistant coach at Texas-San Antonio. He began his full-time coaching career during the 1995-96 season at his alma mater, Nebraska-Omaha, after serving the previous two seasons there as a graduate assistant.

Crutchfield, originally from Hopkinsville, Ky., graduated from Nebraska-Omaha in 1992 with a degree in criminal justice and earned his master’s in health, physical education and administration four years later from the same school. He and his wife Jodi are the parents of three sons: Derrick, Jalen and Josh.