Evan Crane is in his third year as a media relations assistant and fifth year overall with University of Kentucky's Media Relations Office. Crane began working with UK in July 2008 as a student assistant before being promoted to his current position in July 2010.
A native of West Paducah, Ky., Crane handles the day-to-day public relations aspects with Kentucky's football and softball programs. Crane writes all news releases for the UK football program, while helping coordinate assistant coach and student-athlete interviews and providing copy for game notes and media supplements. Also, Crane assists in the maintenance of UKathletics.com, editing all football and softball content.
In addition to his duties with football and softball, Crane has worked closely with several other sports at UK, including football, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, men's and women's basketball and swimming and diving. Crane has assisted in the management of several conference championship events, including men's basketball, men's tennis and volleyball.
In the spring of 2010, Crane traveled with the men's basketball team to Syracuse, N.Y., for the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 and Elite Eight. While with the team, Crane helped prepare student-athletes and coaches for national interviews and helped with the day-to-day media relations duties.
While working with UKMR, Crane has assisted in the editing of several publications which have earned distinction among the best in the profession, including the 2008 UK Baseball Media Guide, which was tabbed "Best in the District".
Crane graduated in May 2010 from Kentucky with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Before coming to UK, Crane received an Associate in Arts degree from West Kentucky Community and Technical College.
Crane is a graduate of Heath High School, in West Paducah, Ky. There he worked closely with all sports teams, including baseball where he was the public address announcer and statistician for almost six years.
Evan, 25, is single and is the son of Robert "Tobin" and Renae Crane.