Jerry Krause returned for his second stint with Gonzaga University's men's basketball program in the summer of 2001, this time as Director of Men's Basketball Operations. He returned from a 5-year civilian term at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he was a professor of sports philosophy and Director of Instruction for the department of physical education.
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 into the NCAA Division 1 ranks.
Prior to becoming head coach at EWU, Krause had been an assistant at Northern Colorado for three years, and also had stints at Berthoud High in Loveland, Co 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. 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 University in 1959. He received his master's degree in 1965 and his doctorate degree in 1967, both from Northern Colorado.
Krause has authored 30 books on coaching basketball, produced 40 instructional videos and serves as a consultant to many athletic organization.