Manvel State Title Winning Track Coach Steps Down

The Manvel track program has been a good program since the day the school opened in 2006. Under the direction of coach Kendrick Crumedy, the program grew from good to one of the elite programs in the state of Texas.

As of last May, coach Crumedy has coached his last track meet as the Manvel head track and field coach. "I am no longer the head boys track coach at Manvel," Crumedy told MileSplit. The decision to step down was a personal decision made for family reasons. 

Playing a significant role as both the head track coach and one of the position coaches on the Manvel Mavericks football team, was both a successful and time consuming stint. 

Crumedy will remain on the football staff, as the school offered him a proposition too good to pass up and inevitably keep him around. He is currently the Offensive Coordinator and the Running Backs coach for the football team.

In his time as the head track and field coach, coach Crumedy led Manvel to the 55 point score for the 2015 UIL 6A team title over perennial programs like Port Arthur Memorial, Kingwood, and DeSoto. In 2017, he would again lead them to the UIL 5A state title as they scored one of the highest point totals in UIL history.

Crumedy's resume includes several individual state champions in the 100m, 200m, 400m, and long jump. He has also coached several relays to some of the fastest times in the history of high school track and field in the United States.

His 2017 4x100 team is ranked as the 10th All-Time team in U.S. high school track and field with their 40.08 at the state meet. That same year, their 4x200 relay ran to a 1:24.05 to become the 12th best All-Time team in that event. His 4x400 relays finished ranked 5th in the nation in 2015 (3:12.48), 6th in the nation in 2016 (3:13.03), and 5th in the nation in 2017 (3:11.98).

Coach Greg Bennett has taken over the Manvel program and will continue to lead the Mavericks as one of the state's best boys track and field programs in Texas.