Westerlund Resigns as Head Basketball Coach at Crossroads College

After 3 seasons with Crossroads, Richard Westerlund has tenured his letter of resignation.

Westerlund leaves with great success and accomplishments at Crossroads. Westerlund was directly responsible for the recruitment of 34 unique student-athletes. Westerlund built up the men’s basketball program from only having 3 returners in 2013 to a nationally ranked NCCAA program in 2016. Westerlund led Crossroads to its 4th ever ACCA II National Championship in the schools 103 year history. He had a total of 18 student-athletes on the dean’s list under his leadership and coached 5 All-Americans.

Westerlund leaves with a career record of 33-37 when not counting financial guarantee games and a record of 28-18 against colleges with 500 students or less. Westerlund led the men’s program to the NCCAA region championship game in Crossroads’ first year as a full member. He lead the Knights to their best ever performance against an NCAA D2 level team (University of Minnesota- Crookston) losing in double overtime. Westerlund led the school to its first ever win over an athletic scholarship school (Lincoln Christian University- NAIA) in 2014.

“I am so incredibly thankful for my 3 years at Crossroads College and the relationships I have built during my time here. Thank you to AJ Carson who believed in me as a young coach fresh out of college. I am indebted to him for giving me this opportunity. Thank you to President Kilgallin for investing into my life, and giving me the opportunity to be a part of the Crossroads College family. I’m very proud of the efforts and commitment of all the student-athletes, and I’m excited for the future of Crossroads basketball.” Richard Westerlund


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