Sept. 20, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Travis Crane has joined the Ohio State men’s lacrosse staff as a volunteer assistant coach, head coach Nick Myers announced. Crane, a captain at Penn State, has spent the past three years coaching at Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore and as director of operations for FCA Maryland.
“Travis is an incredible addition to our coaching staff,” Myers said. “He brings a great deal of energy and enthusiasm with him to Columbus. We have been extremely impressed with his knowledge of the game and ability to connect with players. He will be a true asset to our staff.”
In his time with Calvert Hall, Crane served as the defensive coordinator for the school’s varsity lacrosse team and guided the squad to the lowest goals-against average in the MIAA “A” conference. In addition, Crane helped coach the school’s junior varsity program to two championship appearances. With FCA Maryland he served as both a coach and administrator for the club program.
“I would like to start by thanking Coach Myers for providing me with such an unbelievable opportunity to fulfill a dream I have had for many years,” Crane said. “I am excited to work alongside a great staff with Coach Myers, Coach Ross and Coach Bulken in helping the players on the men’s lacrosse team at Ohio State achieve their God-given potential. The time spent at Calvert Hall has prepared me for this next step because of the tutelage, mentorship and wisdom led by Coach Bryan Kelly, Dave Huntley, Torre Kasemeyer, Dave Creighton and Kevin Giblin. I am forever grateful and cannot wait to begin this next chapter with Ohio State.”
A short stick defensive midfielder, Crane spent two years at Penn State, serving as a co-captain in his senior season and leading the team to the NCAA tournament. He was an Academic All-Big Ten selection and was selected for the USILA North-South Senior All-Star game. In his time at Penn State, Crane tallied three goals, picked up 27 groundballs and had 15 caused turnovers.
A native of Parkville, Md., Crane spent the 2011 season at Community College of Baltimore County Essex in Baltimore, picking up 42 points (26g, 16a) and 52 groundballs. He was a First Team All-American and was named the Maryland Junior College Midfielder of the Year. He also earned first team all-region and first team Maryland JUCO honors. He began his collegiate career at UBMC in 2009 after earning All-America honors at Eastern Technical High School. The squad won the 2008 Region 1A/2A North championship and Crane was a finalist for the C. Markland Kelly Award, presented to the top boys lacrosse player in Maryland.
Crane earned a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from Penn State. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in financial economics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.