Andrew Krause is in his fourth season with the Blue Dragons. He will again serve as the co-Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Backs Coach.
In his first three seasons with the Blue Dragons, Krause has produced seven All-Jayhawk Conference defensive backs and a pair of all-conference players on special teams. In 2018, Krause had cornerbacks Kelvin Clemons and Art Green and safeties Letayveon Beaton and Josh Reliford on the All-KJCCC postseason list. Adrien Cross was a first-team selection in 2017. He was joined by Jerry Jacobs. Cross was the only Blue Dragon DB on the 2016 all-conference team.
Previous to coaching with the Blue Dragons, Krause had 24 years of coaching experience.
A native of Tucson, Arizona, Krause has 16 years of coaching at the high school level and eight in college, two seasons at Pima Community College (2006, 2007).
Prior to Hutchinson, Krause was the defensive backs coach/special teams coordinator at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He coached two all-conference defensive backs and a first-team all-conference kick returner that had three returns for touchdowns.
Before Briar Cliff, Krause as the Defensive Coordinator and defensive backs coach at Southwestern College in Winfield from 2011-14. Southwestern had the No. 17-ranked pass defense in the NAIA in 2013, the same season Krause coached multiple Moundbuilder All-Americans.
Two years previous to Southwestern, Krause as an assistant at Santa Rita High School in Tucson. In those two years, that program was back-to-back state runner-up in producing a 24-4 overall record. Nine collective starters in the secondary were Tucson all-city players. The 2009 team allowed only two passing touchdowns all season.
Krause brings two seasons of international coaching to the Blue Dragons. In 2009 and 2010, he served as the defensive backs and wide receiver coach for the USA under-19 All-Stars at the Global Challenge Bowl in Japan (2009) and France (2010).
He got his start at Palo Verde High School and coached there from 1989-91 before moving on to Canyon Del Oro High School from 1996-99. Krause was at Catalina High School in 2000 and then coached at Ironwood Ridge High School from 2001-05. He then moved up to the college ranks for two years (2006-07) at Pima Community College before heading back to high school and coaching at Santa Rita High School.
A graduate of Palo Verde High School in Tucson, Arizona in 1989, Krause played football at Pima Community College. He also played on Pima’s men’s volleyball team as a setter and outside hitter. Krause has also played in adult hockey leagues and from 2001 to 2007, he was also an assistant golf pro and instructor and competed in the PGA Southwest Section.
Krause earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Arizona in 2009.