Crary joined the DePauw coaching staff as high jumps coach during the 2003-04 academic year and currently coaches high jump, combined events and hurdles.
While in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) he coached one male high jumper to all-conference honors and four female high jumpers to six all-conference honors, including one individual female champion. In the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) three female high jumpers have earned five all-conference honors.
As the combined-events coach he has seen one female athlete post three Division III All-American finishes in the indoor pentathlon, and the outdoor heptathlon, finishing as high as third place in the heptathlon. This All-American heptathlete was voted Athlete of the Meet for SCAC outdoor championship meet in 2011. A current male combined-events athlete earned NCAC all-conference honors in the heptathlon, and was NCAC champion in the decathlon. Also in the NCAC he has coached two female athletes to all-conference honors in the both the pentathlon and the heptathlon.
Working with the DePauw hurdlers in the SCAC he coached one male high hurdler, and one male intermediate hurdler to all-conference honors. Now in the NCAC two of his female hurdlers have earned three all-conference honors in the high hurdles, and one male hurdler has earned all-conference honors in the high hurdles.
Crary earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester in 1993. While at Rochester, he earned all-conference honors as high jumper.
Professionally he as earned United States Track and Field (USATF) Level I Coaching Certification, and has become a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Combined Events Specialist
Peter currently resides in Greencastle with his wife Sharon (Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry) and his two sons Connor, and Casey.