Dr. Jerry Krause, director of men’s basketball operations at Gonzaga University, receives Alumni Achievement Award
Dr. Jerry Krause of Spokane, Wash., a 1959 graduate of Wayne State College, is the recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award to be presented at the 2007 Winter Commencement.
Krause serves as the director of men’s basketball operations at Gonzaga University. 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.