Blackburn College Softball Coach Kerry Crum came to Blackburn in 2016. Previously, he had led Benedictine College to their only 500 season and trips to post season play.
Coach Crum was a career educator in Springfield, Illinois. He has an IESA state basketball title to his credit, plus 15 years and over 300 softball wins at Southeast High School. This included four conference titles and the schools only regional championship. Crum pitched men’s fastpitch softball for 30 years and over 600 wins. Currently, he still does pitching lessons and puts on clinics. His collegiate playing experiece includes two years of baseball at Parkland College.
He is a native of Brocton, Illinois, which is on the east side of the state, and near Paris, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois and has a Masters from UIS. He lives in Springfield with his wife Kathy. They have five children and eight grandchildren. His hobbies include travel, golf, and boating.