Crawford was an assistant coach this past season at Mater Dei. He was an assistant at Orange Lutheran under Jim Kunau from 2003 to 2011.
Crawford had applied for the Lutheran coaching job when Kunau was removed from the position after the ’11 season. When Chuck Petersen got the Lutheran job, Crawford joined the staff at Mater Dei. Kunau recently was hired as head coach at Canyon, which, like El Dorado, is a Century League school.
Crawford was an outstanding receiver at Lutheran, and played college football at Texas Christian and Nevada. At El Dorado he replaces Shawn Racobs, who resigned after the ’12 season.
El Dorado was 4-7 overall and 3-3 in the Century League this past fall. The Golden Hawks finished in a three-way tie, with Brea Olinda and Esperanza, for third place in the Century League. They lost to Tustin in the first round of the Southwest Division playoffs.
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