Josh Krause signs his letter of intent to play football at St. Cloud State, St. Cloud, Minn. during a ceremony at Seymour Community High School on Wednesday, Feb. 7. His mother, Linda, and father, Rick, are also pictured.
– Photo by Rick Cohler
Seymour Thunder Varsity Football Coach Matt Molle characterizes Josh Krause as an extremely efficient and versatile player. Krause will take those skills to St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn. as a member of the Huskies, signing a letter of intent to attend the NCAA Division 2 school during a signing ceremony at Seymour Community High School on Wednesday, Feb. 7.
Molle described Krause as a “tremendous young man with tons of character. He is an excellent leader and is well-respected by both coaches and his teammates.”
“It means a lot to see all the people who have supported me,” Krause told his classmates, teammates, coaches and family, especially his parents Linda and Rick Krause. “Thank you for introducing me to football. If you didn’t put the ball in my hands when I was a baby, I don’t think I’d love the game the way I do now. Thank you dad for being a role model in how I want to pay football and also the kind of man I want to become. Thank you mom for all the love and care you gave me. I’m definitely going to miss your home cooked meals.”
Krause said he chose St. Cloud because it just felt like home. “Their coaches remind me a lot of the coaches I had in high school,” he said. Krause said his biggest challenge will be competing at the college level, training and putting on needed weight. He said he is most looking forward to meeting new people and exploring life on his own.
Josh’s twin sister, Jenna, signed a basketball letter of intent with McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill. in November. “I’m so proud of both of them,” Mrs. Krause said. Mr. Krause said both students have worked very hard over the years. The pair is tied for salutatorian in second and third place in the class of 2018 at SCHS.