Moose Krause

Moose Krause

Moose Krause
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball, track and field
Biographical details
Born (1913-02-02)February 2, 1913
Chicago, Illinois
Died December 11, 1992(1992-12-11) (aged 79)
South Bend, Indiana
Playing career
1931–1933 Notre Dame
1931–1934 Notre Dame
Position(s) Tackle (football)
Center (basketball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1934–1938 Saint Mary's (MN)
1939–1941 Holy Cross (MA) (line)
1942–1943 Notre Dame (line)
1946–1947 Notre Dame (line)
1934–1939 Saint Mary's (MN)
1939–1942 Holy Cross (MA)
1943–1944 Notre Dame
1946–1951 Notre Dame
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1934–1939 Saint Mary's (MN)
1948–1949 Notre Dame (assistant AD)
1949–1981 Notre Dame
Head coaching record
Overall 155–114 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
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 1
  • Coaching career 2
  • Military service 3
  • Administrative career 4
  • References 5
  • Further reading 6
  • External links 7

Early life and playing career

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, Feliksas Kriaučiūnas, 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: ).

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

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

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

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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Further reading

  • Kelly, Jason (2002). Mr. Notre Dame: The Life and Legend of Edward Moose Krause.  

External links