Crawford is a former four-year UAB baseball player
Holly Krzan, who played shortstop at UAB from 2004-08, joined the UAB softball staff as an assistant coach in September 2010. An All-Conference USA performer, Krzan will primarily be working with the hitters and infielders.
The West Richland, Wash., native returned to UAB a year ago after spending one year as the head coach of the Austrian junior national team, the Dornbirn Sharx of Austria. During the 2009 season, Krzan was a volunteer assistant coach for UAB and an assistant coach for the Austrian national/junior national team.
As a semi-professional softball player for the Dornbirn Sharx from 2008-09, Krzan helped her team capture the 2009 European Cup Championship and finish as the runner-up at the 2008 European Cup. Her team also won the Austrian League in both 2008 and 2009.
Krzan had a stellar career at UAB that included many highlights such as First-Team All-C-USA (2006), Second-Team All-C-USA (2007), C-USA All-Freshman Team (2004), C-USA All-Academic Team 2007-08 and Strength and Conditioning All-American (2007).
She also holds the UAB career records in games played, games started, runs scored, doubles and total bases, in addition to holding the doubles single-season record.
Krzan, a Hanford High School alum, graduated from UAB in 2008 with a degree in special education.