KRAUSE, ED "MOOSE"

ED "MOOSE" KRAUSE  (Deceased)

Inducted:  January 19,1974 in Richmond, IN

Date of Birth:  February  2, 1913 in Chicago, IL

High School Attended:  Chicago De LaSalle   Graduated:  1929

High School Honors:  Valedictorian-Senior Class

College Attended:  University of Notre Dame Graduated:  1934

College Honors:  All-American in basketball and football; 3 years basketball, 2 years football, as well as track and baseball; graduated Cum Laude; during 3 seasons of football, scored 547 points and led the Irish to 54 wins against 12 losses; led basketball team to a 54-12 record while posting three consensus All-American seasons in 1932-1934.
 
Coaching Experience:  Head coach of all sports at St. Mary's College, Winona, MN, 1934-1939; was an assistant football coach at Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA, 1939-1942, and Notre Dame 1942-1950; served as head coach at ND in 1943 and 1946-1951, compiling a 98-48 record; served as ND assistant athletic director 1948-1949 and athletic director 1949-1981.

Coaching Honors:  Notre Dame's line coach for 6 years; was appointed Assistant Athletic Director succeeding Leahy, who wanted to devote full time to coaching.

Special Recognition:  Served in WW II as an air combat intelligence officer in the South Pacific; helped to spearhead drive for the Athletic and Convocation Center at Notre Dame; inducted into the Knights of Malta at ceremonies conducted by Cardinal Cooke in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, the highest honor a Catholic layman can receive; the Moose Krause Chapter of the College Hall of Fame has supported high school football and academic standouts within the Michiana area through contributions to college funds in his name; considered the true legend of Notre Dame, he was known as "Mr. Notre Dame;" named Walter Camp Man of the Year 1976; named a Distinguished American by the National Football Foundation in 1989 and the South Bend chapter in 1974; Chairman of South Bend Recreation Commission 1955-1992; member, National Basketball Hall of Fame and enshrined in 1976; also enshrined in College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. 

Coach Krause passed away December 11, 1992.