Michael Crane joined the Florida Atlantic University women’s soccer program as an assistant coach in April 2013. He brings a wealth of collegiate coaching experience throughout the country.
Crane’s focuses his efforts on the FAU goalkeepers and has led the Owls to post 14 shutouts over his first two seasons. In 2014, Crane coached newcomer Sydney Drinkwater to one of the best goalkeeping seasons in school history with eight shutouts and an .809 save percentage. In 2013, Crane’s goalkeeping staff kept the Owls in several close battles as FAU tied an NCAA record with four 0-0 draws. Crane came to FAU after serving as an assistant coach and interim head coach at the University of Cincinnati of the Big East Conference during the 2012 season. He helped coordinate recruiting events and prospect correspondence throughout the country. Crane began his coaching career at Duke University as an assistant coach and goalkeeper coach. He helped the Blue Devils qualify for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and NCAA tournaments, and goalkeeper Tara Campbell earned second-team All-ACC and All-ACC Freshman Team, while also participated in the Under-20 Nation Team Camp in 2009.