Crane: Allen has much to offer as she returns home to coach

Long-time basketball coach Leslie Crane speaks about her excitement to get back onto the sidelines. After taking a year off because of the COVID-pandemic, Crane is resuming her coaching career in a familiar place — her alma mater Allen Community College.



June 11, 2021 - 1:24 PM

Leslie Crane, shown coaching a game from 2014, is headed to her alma mater Allen Community College to take the helm of the women's basketball program. Register file photo

Leslie Crane, like her father before her, has always been a teacher.

Her classroom just happens to be a basketball court.

Crane, an Iola native who has thrived at several coaching stops in her career, is returning to Allen Community College — her alma mater — to resume her coaching career.

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