Crowder named as new head football coach at Salisbury

  • Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013 1:48 p.m.
    UPDATED: Monday, April 29, 2013 1:53 p.m.
Ryan Crowder was named as the new head coach at Salisbury High School. He replaces Joe Pinyan. (Salisbury Post file photo)
Ryan Crowder was named as the new head coach at Salisbury High School. He replaces Joe Pinyan. (Salisbury Post file photo)

Salisbury High School has named Ryan Crowder the next head football coach, replacing Joe Pinyan, who took the same position at Carson.

Crowder has been an assistant at Salisbury for the last 13 years, including serving as defensive coordinator for the last eight. During Crowder’s years as defensive coordinator, the Hornets have won 77 percent of their games, and had a total of 33 games where they allowed seven points or less.


Crowder has coached three CCC defensive players of the year. In the last four years, the Hornets have been to the regional final three times, including winning the 2010 2AA state championship with a 30-0 victory over Northeastern.

Crowder came to Salisbury from West Virginia University after finishing his undergraduate degree at West Virginia Wesleyan.

And Crowder’s first game as a head coach will be Aug. 23 in Ludwig Stadium against Pinyan and Carson.

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