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John Crumbley

John Crumbley
Inducted 2018

After becoming the winningest baseball coach in Hillsborough County history, John Crumbley was inducted into the Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018.

In 22 years spent as the head coach at Jesuit in Tampa (1985-2006), Crumbley made it to state series play 17 times. He advanced to the FHSAA Final Four 11 times, and won three FHSAA state championships (1994, 1997, 2000). His 1997 squad was named the High School National Champion in a vote by the writers of Baseball America. On three separate occasions, Crumbley was named the Florida Dairy Farmers Baseball Coach of the Year (1994, 1997, 2003).

Later, the Miami native launched the baseball program at George Steinbrenner High School in 2010, and has served as the skipper there ever since. He guided the Warriors to the FHSAA Class 8A State Championship in 2016, finishing the season 25-7.

Other accolades for Crumbley include being honored with the University of Tampa Sam Bailey Lifetime Achievement Award (2015), being inducted in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2007) and being inducted in the Jesuit High School Hall of Fame (1997).

Off the field, Crumbley is a member of the FHSAA Baseball Coaches Advisory Committee, the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and a charter member of the Baseball Coaches Association’s National High School Baseball Association.