Boise State hires Marc Paul from Nevada to replace Gary Craner as Assistant Athletic Director/Head Athletic Trainer

BOISE, Idaho Gene Bleymaier, Director of Athletics at Boise State University, announced today that Marc Paul has been hired as Assistant Athletic Director/Head Athletic Trainer.    


Paul, who comes to Boise State from the University of Nevada, will replace Gary Craner who has served as Boise State’s head athletic trainer for the last 36 years.  Craner is retiring June 27. 


“We are very pleased to have attracted a person of Marc’s experience and background,” Bleymaier said.  “We knew that replacing Gary Craner, who has been here for 36 years, would be a difficult task, but we think Marc is the right person at the right time.  We feel he will be a great addition to the program.”


Paul has spent a majority of his career at Nevada.  He was the school’s head athletic trainer the last eight years working primarily with football, rifle and golf.  Before being named the head athletic trainer at Nevada, Paul was the interim head athletic trainer at the school for nearly a year and an assistant athletic trainer for a year.  During that time he worked with football, men’s basketball and women’s swimming and diving. 


Before joining the Wolf Pack, Paul was a clinical certified athletic trainer at Nevada Physical Therapy in Reno and a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.


“It’s a big challenge to replace Gary Craner, who I have a tremendous amount of respect for because of what he has done at Boise State and for our profession,” Paul said.  “But it is a challenge I am looking forward to.” 


Paul, who will start on June 25, graduated from Nevada in 1995 and earned his masters at Clarion in 1997.

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