Inland Northwest basketball legend Jerry Krause inducted into College Basketball Hall of Fame

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Inland Northwest basketball legend Jerry Krause was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2022 on Wednesday.

Krause is one of nine people inducted into this year’s Hall of Fame. Krause joins Richard Hamilton, Larry Miller, Frank Selvy, the late Jimmy Walker, John Beilein and Lon Kruger. Former head coaches Roy Williams and Jim Calhoun will also be formally honored this year after being recognized in the NCBHOF’s Founding Class in 2006.

Krause was the head coach for Eastern Washington for 17 years, winning 262 games during the program’s transition into a Division I program.

Later on, Krause spent 20 years in the operations role at GU, helping turn the program into the national powerhouse it is today. In 2003, he received the NABC Guardians of the Game Award for Advocacy in 2003 for his basketball research and coaching education.

Krause used to be a member of the NABC Board of Directors and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee, where he was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 2000.

He will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame on November 20 as part of National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Weekend.

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