Head Women's Basketball Coach
Victoria Crawford has been named the new head women's basketball coach at Lawson State Community College. She takes over the Lady Cougars program after spending the last year at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Crawford has seven years experience as an assistant coach after a standout collegiate and professional career. The Birmingham, Alabama native starred at Woodlawn High School where she was an All-State selection and runner-up for Alabama Miss Basketball. From there, she played collegiately at the University of Memphis, where she was twice an All-Conference USA selection. Crawford set multiple records for the Lady Tigers that still stand. She holds the record for single-season free throws made (207), free throws made in a single-game (16), single-game free throw percentage (1.000) and made the third most career free throws (497). Crawford was also a member of the Tigers’ Track and Field team, competing in the heptathlon, high, long and triple jump.
Crawford’s professional experience started in the WNBA after spending time in training camps for the Washington Mystics and Atlanta Dream before moving overseas and playing for teams in Iceland, Israel and Austria. She retired in 2012 and began her coaching career at NCAA Division II Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama. During her six-year stint with the Lady Bears, she was instrumental in developing Portia Blue, who was named the 2015-16 Player of the Year in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. She moved on the Southern Miss for the 2017-18 season, where she coached under Joye Lee-McNelis, who was her head coach at Memphis.
Crawford earned a BA in Communications from Memphis is 2004 and an MBA from Walden University in 2016. Crawford and her daughter, Londyn, reside in Birmingham.