“Amazing speech.  Although it was about sports leadership, the topics can be applied to any profession outside of sports.”

Aaron Yama

Engineering Technology


“I definitely enjoyed the presentation because the presenter made it personable and provided stories that tied in greatly with the objectives or key areas that he talked about.  His insight and experience in coaching was highlighted well because he talked about how he got his start in coaching and why he started.  He stressed the importance that learning is the key in basketball success and that really hit me in a way because I’ve never thought of learning like that.  I’ve always thought that once you learn the fundamentals of a sport, then you were done and all that was left was to practice, but learning is continuous and according to the presenter you must learn in order to better yourself as a student and coach.”

Johnny Forsmann

Sport Administration



Personal Leadership: Serving Others

Jerry Krause, Ed.D.

Retired - Hall of Fame Basketball Coach

About Coach Krause:

Jerry Krause returned for his second stint with Gonzaga University's men's basketball program in the summer of 2001. 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 5-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.


Coach Krause had a 17-year career as head coach at Eastern Washington University. During that span, Eagle teams posted a 262-196 record for a .572 winning percentage. He took a sabbatical from EWU to assist the late Ralph Miller at Oregon State University from 1982-83, then returned to EWU to lead the Eagles from the NAIA and into the NCAA Division I ranks. He was inducted into the EWU Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 1, 2005. Prior to becoming head coach at EWU, Krause had been an assistant at Northern Colorado for three years, and also had stints at Loveland, Colo., High 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 and served on the Selection Committee of the National Basketball Hall of Fame. He still serves as Research Chair of the NABC. He is also a member of the NAIA Basketball Coaches and National Association for Sports and Physical Education Halls of Fame.


He received his bachelor's degree from Wayne State College (Neb.) in 1959. He received his master's degree in 1965 and his doctorate degree in 1967, both from Northern Colorado. In 2001 he was honored by UNC with an Alumni Achievement award for Contribution to Sport. The award is for alumni who have excelled in mentorship or role modeling while working with students in sports. In 2009 Krause was inducted into the UNC Athletics Hall of Fame. The NABC also honored him at the 2003 Final Four with its Guardians of the Game for Advocacy award for his research in developing a standardized rim-testing program. In 1998 he received the NABC'S Cliff Wells Appreciation Award.


Krause has authored 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.


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