Kyle Krantz enters his second season as a graduate assistant coach for the Kentucky football program after spending the 2011 season as a defensive video assistant. Krantz will continue to work with UK defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot.
Krantz has been a vital part of the UK football office the last few years. In 2011 he was responsible for all video breakdowns of opponent's offense and all defensive self-scout planning.
Krantz came to UK in 2011 from the University Northern Colorado. Krantz spent two seasons as a full-time assistant coach for the program, helping develop Northern Colorado's linebacker corps. Although he primarily worked with the linebackers, Krantz also assisted in game planning, opponent scouting and working with the offensive scout team.
In 2010, Krantz guided John Eddy and Korey Askew to first-team Big Sky honors, while Matt King was named honorable mention.
Previously, Krantz was an undergraduate assistant coach at Northern Colorado in 2007 and 2008, where he worked primarly with the UNC defense.
Krantz, whose father is a high school football coach, recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology from Northern Colorado. He is currently working on a master's degree in sports leadership.