Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Jarita Crump

Saint Augustine's University | Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Jarita Crump [505] | Faculty Spotlight July 2, 2012

Jarita Crump rejoined the athletic staff of Saint Augustine's University in May 2.

Crump returns to the Lady Falcons basketball staff after spending the 2011-12 season at Leesville Road High School where she was head varsity girls basketball coach.

Crump started her university coaching career at St. Aug as an assistant coach during the 2010-11 season. She helped guide the Lady Falcons to a 19-11 overall record, an 11-6 CIAA mark and a CIAA Tournament semifinals appearance.

From 2008-2010, Crump was the head varsity girls basketball coach at Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C. During her two seasons as head coach, the Lady Holy Rams won the NCISAA state 1-A title and were state runner-ups. The Lady Holy Rams were unbeaten in conference play both seasons.

Crump, who compiled a 33-11 overall record including a 12-0 league mark, was named conference coach of the year twice at Word of God. She led the Lady Holy Rams to two straight conference regular-season titles and two consecutive league tournament championships.

She started her coaching career as an assistant coach for the varsity girls basketball team at Word of God from 2006-2007. Crump helped guide the Lady Holy Rams to a league regular-season title in 2006 and a NCISAA state 1-A tournament semifinal appearance in 2007.

Crump played collegiate basketball for Campbell University from 1998-2002, where she helped the Lady Camels win a TAAC conference championship and qualify for the NCAA Tournament in 2000. The Lady Camels also won the Atlantic Sun regular-season title in 2001. Crump was the recipient of the Don Phelps Memorial Most Improved Player Award in 2001 and was selected to the all-conference academic team from 2000-2002.

Crump graduated from Campbell University in 2003 with a degree in trust management. She also minored in financial planning and earned a master's degree in business administration at her alma mater. As a prep player, Crump starred at Sanderson High School in Raleigh, N.C., where she won conference honors in basketball and track. She was the school's female athlete of the year two consecutive seasons.

A Raleigh, N.C., native, Crump resides in her hometown with daughter, Kyra (8).