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Dave Krauth - Inducted 2022

Dave Krauth is the winningest women's basketball coach in Augustana history and one of the winningest in NCAA DII history. His teams have compiled a 670-296 record in 33 years at the end of the 2021-22 season. Krauth has never had a losing season at Augie and his Vikings have won 20 games or more in 21 seasons since he became head coach in 1989.

When combining his college wins with his high school wins Krauth earned his 1,000th win on February 12, 2021, with a 76-68 victory over USF. During the 2017-18 season, Krauth’s Vikings set a single-season school record for wins (29) and were NCAA Tournament qualifiers for the 14th time. He has not only produced All-Americans, MVPs and all-conference players on the court, but numerous players who have earned prestigious academic awards. Krauth has been honored with numerous coach of the year awards from a variety of sources.

Before Augie, Krauth was a tremendous high school boys’ and girls’ basketball coach with a 347-143 record. He took eight teams to state tournaments at Tri-Valley and Des Moines Roosevelt High School. An Army veteran, Krauth’s first basketball coaching gig in the 1970’s was at West Point Prep in New Jersey, taking over for Mike Krzyzewski.

Krauth is a 1967 graduate of O’Gorman High School and graduated from Sioux Falls College in 1974. In high school and college, he was a star basketball player. He was a Howard Wood Dakota Relays long jump champion. He started and developed a fastpitch girls’ softball club team from Lyons, SD into a national power. His teams won more than 1,000 games over 17 seasons. Both his daughters were star pitchers who became All-Americans at Auguie as well as all-conference basketball players. Krauth and wife of 52 years, Sandy, are the parents of Julie (Michael) Dearring and Katie (Sam) Everson and the grandparents of Dailee and Devyn Dearring and Becket, Bronson, Bauwer, and Blaykely Everson.

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