The hiring was made official Thursday night at the Cherokee County School Board meeting.
Crowder is just the second football coach in the school’s eight-year history. He follows Al Morrell, who retired at the end the season.
Crowder has spent the last nine years as the head football coach at Chattahoochee where he amassed a record of 60-40. He resigned that position last week. His team’s best season came in 2010 when they went 15-0 and won the Class AAA state title.
Creekview went 9-2 in 2012 and lost to Tucker in the first round of the state playoffs.
Crowder said he is excited about the future at Creekview.
“I’m just itching to get started,” he said. “I can’t wait. The interview process is always something that you have to go through, but now that we’ve got that behind us, I just can’t wait to meet my football team.”
While Crowder says he doesn’t know about the Grizzlies, what he has seen impressed him.
“We played them two times while I was at Chattahoochee and I was just so very impressed with how hard they played,” said Crowder. “The coaching staff there did a great job and there isn’t much to fix. Tough kids and they are going to play hard.”
Crowder said he wouldn’t have considered taking the position at Creekview if the program had been left in shambles.
“Leaving where I was at and the situation I was at I wanted to go to a program that is on the way up,” said Crowder. “Their potential is all ahead of them.”
The veteran coach said he was impress by athletic directory Kevin Higgins and principal Dr. Adrian Thomason.
“The first time that I sat down with them, I was curious about the job and wanted to check in,” said Crowder. “I knew it was a good community, but when I sat down with those two I knew that I could meet with them and they were great men.”
Prior to coaching at Chattahoochee, Crowder was an assistant at Camden, where he helped lead that team to the 2003 Class AAAAA state title. He served as the receivers coach at Collins High School, and was the defensive coordinator at both Burke County and Tucker.
“I’ve been around the state and there isn’t a lot of difference,” said Crowder. “It will be different athletes and different administration, but by-and-large, the kids are the same.”
Crowder has a degree in history from the University of Arkansas and his masters in theology from Liberty University. He has two children, Hayley and Cameron Crowder. He lives in Cumming.