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Edward W. "Moose" Krause (* 2. February 1913 in Chicago , Illinois ; † 11. December 1992 in South Bend , Indiana born when Edward Walter Kriaučiūnas ) was an American college - Athlete , Baseball - Basketball - and Football player, as well as coach and official. He played basketball at the University of Notre Dame from 1931 to 1934 and football from 1931 to 1933. During these years he acquired Varsity Letters in a total of four sports.


The 1.90 m wide Krause played on the position of the center and was one of the strongest offensive players of his time. In the era before the throwing clock was introduced , when only a few points were scored per game, Krause was one of the first players to achieve double-digit points (1933). His skill level eventually triggered the introduction of the three-second rule, which forbids the attacker to stand in a marked zone under the opponent's basket for more than three seconds.

Krause was elected three times in the All-American selection of the Helms Foundation, something that only John Wooden had achieved before him . In 1943 he replaced his old coach George Keogan after his sudden death as the basketball coach of the Fighting Irish . On April 26, 1976, Krause was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame .

In addition to basketball, Krause was also active as an American football player at his college from 1931 to 1933 . He played in the position of a tackle, on the defensive line and on the offensive line . After graduating in journalism, he was a trainer at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota until 1939 . He then spent two years as an assistant coach at the College of the Holy Cross before returning to South Bend . From 1942 to 1943 and from 1946 to 1947 he was assistant coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish before he took over the post of sports director at the University of Notre Dame from 1949 to 1981.


  • Jason Kelly: Mr. Notre Dame. The Life and Legend of Edward Moose Krause. Lanham (Maryland) 2002. ISBN 1-888698-40-3 (in English).

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