TRAVIS KRAUSE


After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in strength and conditioning and playing every position on the field on a college team, Travis started coaching high school baseball at Kaplan High in Louisiana. They reached the playoffs 4 out of the 5 years. He coached a few years with various High school teams after leaving Kaplan.


Since moving back to the valley 2010, Travis has developed and helped dozens of young men pursue their dream of being a college athlete. These athletes, not just from the flathead valley, but from all over the state of Montana including young men from Missoula, Bozeman, Plaines, and Polson, just to name a few. The summers of 2014 - 2016 Travis coached the Montana Elite 14u team in the USA Baseball Team Championships. This team consisted of players throughout the state of Montana after several tryouts. All 3 years finished with winning records with each year finishing higher in the standings than the year before. The last year they attended, the team finished in the top 15 out of over 75 teams.


Throughout Travis' journey, he was fortunate enough to play for some of the best coaches from here in the Valley through college. Several of those coaches have been inducted into the college baseball coaches hall of fame, including Steve Abney and Glen Yonan. Travis is very confident in teaching any aspect of the game. His strength is hitting and the intricate mental side of the game. He has been married to Olivia McIntyre Krause for over 24 years and has 3 children, Brooks (currently playing College Baseball), Baileigh Krause(pastry Chef in Whitefish) and Blaine Krause(student in Whitefish). He owns the apparel decoration and promotional products dealer company Cajun Design, LLC in Columbia Falls, MT.


  • Graduated from Whitefish High in 1990

  • 4 sport athlete in Baseball, soccer, wrestling, and judo.

  • Awarded All-State Baseball 1990 as a Kalispell Laker

  • All state wrestling 1990

  • Olympic development 18u soccer team 1989-1990

  • Competed internationally in Judo 1989-1990

  • Played for Steve Abney, currently one of the head MLB scouts for the A's and former head of scouting for the Indians, at Lassen Community College

  • Awarded Freshman of the Year and All-Conference 2nd baseman at LCC finishing the year with a .380 batting average and hitting 8 homeruns.

  • Sophomore year awarded All-Conference 3rd baseman LCC.

  • Played in the California CC All-Star game which encompasses all of the community colleges in the state of California. Started both games: first game at 2nd and second game at 3rd. Went 4-4 with 2 doubles and 2 stolen bases in the all star game. This game was Northern California vs. Southern California with 40 man rosters.

  • 1992-1993 junior year transferred to Division 1 Louisiana Tech leading the team in hitting with an average of .378. During a game against Alabama: went 5-5 with 3 triples (still tied for school record triples in a game)

  • Transferred to University Louisiana Lafayette for senior season 1994:

  • 2 wins over Oklahoma ST., Missouri, and LSU

  • led the team in hitting .368 second in HR 9.

  • was named conference player of the week 3 times.

  • had a stretch going 15-15. with a 5-5 game at Texas Pan American HR and Triple # singles.

  • 3-3 at Defending national champs LSU with HR (skip bertman said he hasn't seen a ball hit that far since Albert Belle) and 4 RBIs. That HR ball Skip Bertman witnessed went over the Alex Box Stadium scoreboard and a couple of apartment buildings never to be seen again!

  • Awarded the Louisiana Sports Writers all state team as an outfielder

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