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IGCT Episode #306: Eric Krause “Plan For What You Have”


Eric Krause was born just outside of Philadelphia in Dublin, Pennsylvania. He is the youngest of 2 other siblings (Jarod, Shelly). While in HS he was a multi-sport athlete (football, basketball, track, & powerlifting). He graduated from Temple University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. Eric is currently in his eighth year at FGCU in 2018-19, serving as the Associate Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Krause began his time at FGCU as an intern assisting with all sports. After a year, he was promoted to full-time assistant strength and conditioning coach, in charge of the development of men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis and cheer. In his tenure at FGCU, Krause has been tasked with all aspects of the strength and conditioning programs for a multitude of sports including women's basketball, volleyball, beach volleyball, swimming and diving, men's soccer, men's and women's golf and men's and women's tennis. Currently, he is tasked with the development and implementation of all strength & conditioning program aspects for Men’s Soccer, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Swim & Dive, and Men’s & Women’s Tennis. Prior to his time at FGCU, Krause had the pleasure of being mentored by some of the best in the business, including Ron McKeefery and Frank Wintrich. Furthermore, throughout his career, Krause has had the great honor of working with a host of very talented athletes, some of which have since gone pro or become Olympians: OLYMPIANS- Lani Cabrera, Evita Leter, Karen Vilorio MLS- Rodrigo Saravia, Nico Samayoa, Preston Kilwein, Kamar Marriott, Aaron Guillen WNBA- Whitney Knight EURO-PRO BBALL-Sarah Hansen, Brittany Kennedy, Anthi Chatziagiakoumi PGA- Daniel Mazziota, Krause is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has also been certified by USAW and Precision Nutrition. Eric and his lovely wife, Christina live in Fort Myers. This Christmas they were blessed with the arrival of their first child, a beautiful baby girl, Mila Elena Krause.


In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

  • Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

  • Managing multiple sports and giving them the attention they deserve.

  • Sharing a space with Campus Rec.

  • Mentoring a young staff.

  • Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

  • His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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