Evan Crane is in his 14th year overall with Kentucky’s Athletics Communications and Public Relations Office and his seventh season with the women’s basketball team. Crane began working with UK in July 2008 as a student assistant before being promoted to media relations assistant in July 2010, assistant director in July 2013 and associate director in 2016.
A native of West Paducah, Ky., Crane handles the day-to-day public relations aspects for the Kentucky’s women’s basketball program while he coordinates media operations for football home games at Kroger Field. Crane writes all news releases for UK WBB, helping coordinate head coach, 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 women’s basketball content, and schedules and coordinates all Kentucky WBB social media content.
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.
Evan and his wife Megan reside in Lexington and have daughter Eileen, who was born in 2017, and son Louie, who was born in 2021.