Cumberland Academy

Athletic Director

Brian Crawford founded the "BallersNation" basketball program here in Tyler, TX and began his career as an AAU coach of the BallersNation program where he has helped over 100 young men and women get to college either academically or athletically through this program over the past 15 years. He then was able to become Associate Head Coach/Middle School Coordinator at Bishop T. K. Gorman in Tyler, Tx, where he helped bring back the first TAPPS District Title in 12 years.  He was nominated Coach of the year and also competed in the TAPPS Final 4. After a four year stint at Gorman, Crawford then was blessed to become Assistant Men's Coach at the University of Texas @Tyler. After a year at UT Tyler, Crawford then moved on to Junior College National Powerhouse Navarro College as THE Assistant Men's Basketball Coach. There he compiled a 67-18 record, won a Conference Championship and competed in the Tournament championship 2 out of his 3 years. After a successful stint at Navarro College, Crawford then became Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Division II powerhouse Texas A&M Commerce before going back to UT Tyler as an Administrator at the Ingenuity Center. Crawford received his Bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2008 and went on to obtain his Master's degree from Grand Canyon University in 2014 in Educational & Organizational leadership. Brian & his family reside in Tyler, TX.