Meredith Crane was hired in August 2010 as an assistant cross country and track coach at Ole Miss.
Crane's primary emphases include coaching the Rebels' distance runners and serving as assistant recruiting coordinator.
The 2011 cross country season was the best in school history for the Ole Miss women's team, as the Rebels claimed a program-best fifth-place showing at the SEC Championships. Logan Waites became the first female in school history to earn All-SEC cross country honors, while Katie Breathitt joined her to achieve the best two finishes in school history at the conference meet, 11th place and 15th, respectively. Martin Kirui placed ninth to also earn All-SEC accolades for the men.
Crane saw immediate dividends with the Rebel cross country teams in 2010, as Barnabas Kirui won his third SEC Cross Country title. The Ole Miss men placed fifth overall for their highest showing since 1996.
The 2011 track and field season saw five women's distance school records shattered, including two by Waites (indoor 3,000 and 5,000 meters) and two by Breathitt (outdoor 3,000-meter steeplechase and 5,000 meters).
After coaching at the high school level from 2006-09, Crane spent the 2009-10 season as a volunteer assistant coach at Oregon State. While there, she saw multiple school records broken, two of which were by Sandra Martinez, who Crane also coached to school records and top state finishes while at her alma mater, Davis High School in Yakima, Wash.
In addition to Martinez's school records, Crane also guided multiple Oregon State athletes to career-best marks and NCAA performances.
Crane also coached at East Valley (Yakima, Wash.) High School in 2008, where she led the men's cross country team to a state championship appearance, while seeing two female freshmen qualify for the state meet.
As a Division I student-athlete, Crane also achieved a great deal of success. As a true freshman at Texas A&M, she qualified individually for the NCAA Cross Country Championships, marking the first time in school history that had happened. She finished 13th at the Big 12 Conference Championships and ninth at the NCAA South Central Regional, helping her team to a third-place finish as a rookie. She also scored points for her team at the 2004 Big 12 track meet in the 10,000 meters.
She transferred to Seattle Pacific University and led her squad to a conference championship while placing second individually at the conference meet. She also finished fifth at the regional meet and again qualified individually for the NCAA Championships.
Crane received her bachelor's degree in exercise physiology from Central Washington University in 2009. She is a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine.
Senior quarterback Bo Wallace, like his head coach, stepped into a program that had won just two games in 2011 and had lost 14 straight games. Three years later, Wallace helped lead the ninth-ranked Rebels to their first nine-win regular... read more
Official welcome to Chad Kelly, the No. 1 JUCO QB in the country from national champion East Mississippi CC. #HottyToddy-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) December 17, 2014 Just Sent My LOI In To The University Of Mississippi!!! Feel's Good To... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewDec. 8-14, 2014Women's Basketball- The Ole Miss women's basketball team rebounded with a 88-48 win over South Alabama on Sunday. The win was the first after back-to-back losses for the Rebels for the first time... read more
Ole Miss Details Stadium Expansion Plans Ole Miss unveiled the master plan for Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, which includes two phases of renovation and expansion. Scheduled for completion by the start of the 2016 season, the expansion will bring the seating capacity... read more
With final exam week on the Ole Miss campus, there was not much game action, but there's still plenty to talk about, as Ole Miss finalized salary increases for head football coach Hugh Freeze and his staff, and the football... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewDec. 1-7, 2014Football- No. 9 Ole Miss accepted an invitation to play in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, where they will face No. 6 TCU on Dec. 31 in Atlanta's Georgia Dime.- Ole Miss is making... read more
While the Rebels have enjoyed a solid fall on the fields and courts and look forward to the upcoming Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and more basketball games, all student-athletes are busy this week proving they are champions in the classroom... read more
In the early part of the week, Athletics Director Ross Bjork and head football coach Hugh Freeze reached an agreement on a new contract. In the late part of the week, the Rebels learned their postseason bowl destination. Here are... read more
Ole Miss continued its strong bounce-back from a season-opening loss to Charleston Southern, improving to 5-1 on the season and knocking off two previously unbeaten opponents in No. 23 Creighton and Cincinnati to capture the inaugural Emerald Coast Classic. "We... read more
Athletics Director Ross Bjork and head football coach Hugh Freeze reached an agreement on a new contract, they both announced on Twitter early Tuesday morning. Terms will be released as they are finalized and are expected in the coming days.... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review Nov. 24-30, 2014Football- No. 18 Ole Miss won the annual "Egg Bowl" rivalry 31-17 over No. 4 Mississippi State in front of another sold-out crowd at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday afternoon.- The Rebels finish the... read more
Ole Miss collected a lot of hardware over the weekend, as the football team reclaimed the Egg Bowl trophy and the men's and women's basketball returned home with regular-season tournament championship. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week... read more