Wayne State College To Honor Krause

Dec. 12, 2007


WAYNE, Neb. - Dr. Jerry Krause, director of operations for Gonzaga University's men's basketball team and a 1959 graduate of Wayne State College, is the recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award to be presented this weekend at the 2007 Winter Commencement.

Krause will receive his award Friday from Wayne State President Richard J. Collings. Krause will also address the graduating class.

Krause, who is in his 14th year overall with the Bulldogs, serves as the director of men's basketball operations. Among his duties at Gonzaga are to oversee the day-to-day operations of the men's basketball office, scheduling, player evaluations and video operations. This is his second stint with the perennial March Madness favorite. His first stint with the Bulldogs was an 8-season run from 1985-92, when he served as a part-time assistant coach. He returned in the summer of 2001 from a five-year civilian term at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he was a professor of sport philosophy and director of instruction for the department of physical education.

Krause is no stranger to basketball in the Inland Pacific Northwest. He had a 17-year career as head coach at Eastern Washington University, posting a 262-196 record for a .572 winning percentage. He was inducted into the EWU Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 1, 2005.

Prior to becoming head coach at EWU, Krause was an assistant at the University of Northern Colorado for three years, and coached at Loveland High School in Colorado and Adair-Casey Community High in Iowa.

Krause was a long-standing member of the NCAA Rules Committee, was on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and served on the Selection Committee of the National Basketball Hall of Fame. He still serves as research chair of the NABC.

Krause earned his master's degree in mathematics in 1965 and his Ed.D. in physical education in 1967, both from the University of Northern Colorado. Krause has written more than 30 books on coaching basketball, produced 31 instructional videos, six DVD's, two CD's and serves as a consultant to many athletic organizations. He is the most widely published coach in basketball history, surpassing the legendary Clair Bee.



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