The Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is given to an outstanding Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS) with RSCC distinction, for their dedication to improving the performance of athletes with safe and effective science-based programs.
Coach Krause enters his fifth season with Major League Baseball’s (MLB) New York Yankees as their Director of Strength and Conditioning. Krause was named the 2013 “Nolan Ryan – Hammer Strength” Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society (PBSCCS) Coach of the Year, which honors the “outstanding strength and conditioning coach in professional baseball” whose accomplishments, in the opinion of peers, reflect an exemplary dedication to strength and conditioning. In 2015, Krause represented the American League as the Strength Coach for the MLB All-Star Game. Prior to his 11 seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, Coach Krause spent three years in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, serving as the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator and the Single-A Hickory Strength Coach. He has also worked with the Chicago Cubs as an intern with Single-A Daytona. Coach Krause earned his Master’s degree in Physical Education and Wellness from Central Florida in 1999 and his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science from East Carolina University in 1997.
Nominations will open again in September.
|Current CSCS certification and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) distinction|
|Be a current member for two consecutive years|
|Serve as a Professional Head/Director Strength and Conditioning Coach|
|Shall not have won this award previously|
|Nominated by a current member|
Additionally, all nominees must qualify using a criteria sheet (PDF download) and submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualifying nominees will be asked additionally for media/public relations/communication officer information, a high resolution head shot (1MB or larger), a short bio, Twitter handle (optional), and a signed media release.
|2017 - Bill Foran, CSCS, RSCC*E - Miami Heat||2015 - Casey Bond, MS, CSCS, USAW, RSCC*D, Colorado Avalanche|
|2016 - Ashley Jones, MS, CSCS, RSCC*E||2014 - Joe Kenn, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E, Carolina Panthers|