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Krause the teacher earns place in Inland Empire Sports Hall of Fame

While sports got him into the hall Krause said his true calling teaching


Jerry Krause

Jerry Krause and his partner, Cathy Kelly, at his recent induction into the Inland Empire Sports Hall of Fame.

Former Eastern Washington University head basketball coach Jerry Krause was inducted into the Inland Empire Sports Hall of Fame in ceremonies held at the Spokane Arena, Oct. 22.

He joined four other's – golfer and golf pro Gary Lindeblad; Pat Falloon, former Spokane Chiefs hockey standout; Bobby Brett, Spokane Chiefs and Indians owner and 1920s Olympian Carl Johnson – as people who earned enshrinement in the hall.

And while Krause, a Fish Lake resident, got his cubicle at the Arena containing memorabilia for his decades of coaching at Eastern and now Gonzaga, as well as writing on bas...

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