In 1993 Scott Crampton became the head coach for a Lamar Community College team that had experienced eighteen straight losing seasons. Winning now has become a tradition. With numerous Conference Championships and District playoffs under its belt, LCC has become one of the top 10 programs in the country. In 2002, the Runnin’ Lopes set a school record for wins with a 59-5 record and a third place finish at the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, CO. Coach Crampton has been selected Region IX Coach of the Year on numerous occasions.
From 1983–1986, Coach Crampton attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM, playing first base. As a junior, he hit .412 and was third in the nation in triples. During his senior year he was an All-American Candidate and Co-Captain. After his playing days, Crampton stayed on through three head coaches as the NSMU hitting instructor from 1987-1993. In 1992 his Aggie hitters finished number one in the nation in Team Home Runs, Team Scoring, and Team Slugging Percentage, and second in Team Batting Average.
Crampton and his wife, Anne-Marie, reside in Lamar with their daughter, Kathryn, and son, Brent.