Moose Krause

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Moose Krause
Moose Krause.jpg
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball, track and field
Biographical details
Born(1913-02-02)February 2, 1913
Chicago, Illinois
DiedDecember 11, 1992(1992-12-11) (aged 79)
South Bend, Indiana
Playing career
Football
1931–1933

Basketball
1931–1934

Notre Dame


Notre Dame
Position(s)Tackle (football)
Center (basketball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1934–1938
1939–1941
1942–1943
1946–1947

Basketball
1934–1939
1939–1942
1943–1944
1946–1951

Saint Mary's (MN)
Holy Cross (MA) (line)
Notre Dame (line)
Notre Dame (line)


Saint Mary's (MN)
Holy Cross (MA)
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1934–1939
1948–1949
1949–1981
Saint Mary's (MN)
Notre Dame (assistant AD)
Notre Dame
Head coaching record
Overall155–114 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
Football All-American, 1932
Basketball All-American, 1932
Basketball All-American, 1933
Basketball All-American, 1934
Walter Camp Man of the Year (1976)
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1976 (profile)
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006
 
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Moose Krause
Moose Krause.jpg
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball, track and field
Biographical details
Born(1913-02-02)February 2, 1913
Chicago, Illinois
DiedDecember 11, 1992(1992-12-11) (aged 79)
South Bend, Indiana
Playing career
Football
1931–1933

Basketball
1931–1934

Notre Dame


Notre Dame
Position(s)Tackle (football)
Center (basketball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1934–1938
1939–1941
1942–1943
1946–1947

Basketball
1934–1939
1939–1942
1943–1944
1946–1951

Saint Mary's (MN)
Holy Cross (MA) (line)
Notre Dame (line)
Notre Dame (line)


Saint Mary's (MN)
Holy Cross (MA)
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1934–1939
1948–1949
1949–1981
Saint Mary's (MN)
Notre Dame (assistant AD)
Notre Dame
Head coaching record
Overall155–114 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
Football All-American, 1932
Basketball All-American, 1932
Basketball All-American, 1933
Basketball All-American, 1934
Walter Camp Man of the Year (1976)
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1976 (profile)
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Edward Walter "Moose" Krause (February 2, 1913 – December 11, 1992) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, track athlete, coach, and college athletics administrator. He lettered in four sports at the University of Notre Dame, where he was a three-time consensus All-American in basketball (1932–1934). Krause served as the head basketball coach at Saint Mary's College in Winona, Minnesota, now Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, from 1934 to 1939, at the College of the Holy Cross from 1939 to 1942, and at Notre Dame from 1943 to 1944 and 1946 to 1951, compiling a career college basketball record of 155–114. He was Notre Dame's athletic director from 1949 to 1981. Krause was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1976 and the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.

Early life and playing career[edit]

Born Edward Walter Kriaučiūnas in Chicago to Lithuanian immigrant parents, Krause grew up in the Town of Lake section or, as it was once known as, Back of the Yards. His brother, Felix Krause, was the captain of Lithuania national basketball team in 1937. His surname was shortened to Krause by his high school football coach, who couldn't pronounce Kriaučiūnas (Lithuanian pronunciation: [krɪ.ɐutʃɪˈuːnɐs]).

At Notre Dame, Krause competed in track, baseball, football and basketball,[1] becoming the first Notre Dame player to make Hall of Fame in both basketball and football. In basketball, he was a three-time Consensus All-American (1932–1934).[2] Krause played football for the Fighting Irish under Knute Rockne. He graduated cum laude from Notre Dame in 1934 with a journalism degree.

Coaching career[edit]

Krause's coaching career included a five-year stint as head coach in all sports at Saint Mary's College in Winona, Minnesota, now Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; an assistant football coach at the College of the Holy Cross and the University of Notre Dame for ten years; and head basketball coach at the University of Notre Dame in 1943 and again from 1946 to 1951, when he compiled a record of 98–48 (.671).[3] As acting head football coach at Notre Dame, filling in for an ailing Frank Leahy, Krause was 3–0.

Military service[edit]

Krause served in the United States Marines during World War II including a 14-month stretch as an air combat intelligence officer in the South Pacific.[4]

Administrative career[edit]

Krause became the assistant athletic director at Notre Dame in 1948. In March 1949, he was named athletic director, succeeding Frank Leahy, who stepped down from the role to focus on his post as head football coach.[4]

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