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Page 22 EWU Supplement September 23, 1982 Eastern cuts some sports, coaching j Three men's sports and two women's sports will be dis- continued, two faculty mem- bers who served as coaches have not had their contracts renewed, and some additional savings will be realized in the near future as state budget cuts reach into the athletic department of Eastern Wash- ington University. Dr. Dnane G. Thompson, vice president and provost for Academic Affairs, announced that men's soccer, swimming and golf and womens's swim- ming and softball will be dropped from Eastern's ros- ter of 19 intercollegiate var- sity sports. All five were nonrevenue sports. Eileen O'Donnell, who coached men's and women's swimming, and wrestling coach Stan Opp were not scholarships. He emphasized, demic year. renewed for the 1982-83 aca- however, that no scholarship pleted five demic year, according to agreements would be broken. EWU coach. Thompson. Both devoted There may be other minor Wrestling more than half their time to adjustments in anticipated served, classroom duties, athletic spending for the corn- son. The : ing year. Thompson indicated ing coaching Thompson estimated total that he did not expect any Department savings at $80,000, with a additional major changes. savings of as much as $35,000 The cuts and proposed sav- further possible through ex- ings are the result of the came a pected attrition in athletic latest round of state-ordered the 1963-64 Jerry Krause takes leave, Folda named head coach Dr. Jerry Krause, men's basketball coach at Eastern Washington University for the-past 15 years, has an- nounced that he will take his previously announced sabba- tical leave at Oregon State University. Krause will undertake fur- ther studies in his areas of academic specialty, motor learning and sports psychol- ogy, in addition to working on budgetary adjustments for reached its the current biennium, which when coach runs through June 30, 1983. former The series of cuts will have an on the football effect estimated at $6.25 mil- his alma lion in EWU spending, ac- al cording to a report made to giate the EWU Board of Trustees championship by President Dr. H. George team. Frederickson. second in 19"/6. O'Donnell and Opp joined Opp led his the faculty as instructors and third place at1 coaches for the 1977-78 aca- meet. .... jl i _ I i Calendar--page 23 the floor as an assistant coach to Oregon State's Ralph Miller. Krause also will com- plete pre-publication on two new books while winding up revisions of an earlier work. Joe Folda, assistant to .Krause for the last three seasons, will serve as interim coach at EWU for the 1982-83 season. Krause, past president of the NAIA Basketball Coaches Association and in line to be- come president of the Nation- al Association of Basketball Coaches, has compiled a ca- reer record of 246 victories and 159 defeats at EWU. His 1982 team narrowly missed an NCAA Division II playoff berth after posting a 19-8 record. Krause also is a member of the NCAA Basketball Rules Committee. "I'm really excited about going to Oregon State," Krause said. "Of course, Ralph Miller has an excellent basketball program and the right combination of aca- demic circumstances are there, too. I seriously con- sidered eight or nine schools, but Oregon State offered both on-the-floor coaching oppor- tunity and it is on the quarter system. I can take the three courses I want in the first two quarters and then spend the third quarter finishing up the books." Krause is writing two new texts, "The Basketball Bible" and "Basketball Basics", while revising his earlier book, "Mechanical Founda- tions of Human Motion." Folda has coached in Sei- bert, Colorado, at Holy Fam- ily High School in Denver, in Sidney, Nebraska, and he returned to his alma mater, Sterling High, for two seasons before joining the EWU staff in the fall of 1979. Folda's teams won six league clamp- ionships, including four in four seasons in Sidney where his best club finished third in the state tournament. ,Athletic Director Ron Raver also announced a 29- game schedule which opens with an exhibition in Cheney against Athletes in Action- Canada. The schedule ap- pears to be the most difficult in several years, including games with four Division I teams, one of them Univer- sity of Idaho's two-time Big Sky Conference champions. Coach Krause Krause and Folda revealed that Eastern has concluded its recruiting, signing front- court standout Jay Bryan who will be a junior transfer from Golden Valley Lutheran College in Minnesota. From Buffalo Lake, Minn., Bryan is 6'6", 205 lbs. and he averaged 15 points and I0 rebounds per game last winter. Bryan will Coach Folda replace a potential freshman recruit, Chuck Glovic of Aberdeen, who declined to sign a letter of intent at the last moment. Krause currently is seventh vice president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. No one has been president of both NABC and the NAIA coaches group. Krause also is research chair- man of NABC. "I look on this opportunity as a real challenge," Folda said. "We'll have a young team facing a tougher sched- ule so it will be a challenge to maintain the winning record of what has been a very successful program." Raver said that, consider- ing the severe budgetary re- strictions faced by Washing- ton colleges and universities, EWU hoped to be able to hire a fulltime assistant to Folda, but that decision has been delayed for further evalua- tion. The 1983 schedule will in- clude, as it did in 1982, 10 games on a home-and-home basis with the other five NCAA Division II teams in the region. The six schools played unofficially as the Great Northwest Conference last winter. The scheduling arrangement may be formal- ized later this spring. The six schools are EWU, Eastern Montana, Puget Sound, Seat- tle Pacific, Alaska-Anchor- age and Alaska-Fairbanks. Anchorage won the title last winter. The Seawolves and Eastern Montana competed in regional tournaments. Krause and the late W.B. (Red) Reese have accounted for two-thirds of the recorded history of Eastern Washing- ton University basketball. Krause replaced Ernie McKie, who was released after three seasons, for the 1968 season. Krause's best team was the 1977 club which featured All-American Ron Cox and Paul Hungenberg. The Eagles finished with a 25-4 record that winter. One year after moving into its current facility, Reese Court, Krause directed EWU to 31 consecutive home victories from Dec. 1, 1976 through Nov. 27, 1978. EWU graduates all fives of its 1982 starters, but the Eagles will have six letter- men to go with redshirt for- ward John Bell and three transfers. Eagle football00_ KGA to air ga Eastern Washington Uni- versity and 50,000-watt KGA Radio have announced that the Spokane radio station will again broadcast EWU foot- ball games this fall. At the same time, EWU announced that Scott Miller will be the play-by-play broadcaster for the 10-game 1982 schedule. The Eastern Eagles, com- ing off a season of seven victories and three defeats, open their new season Satur- day night, Sept. 11, facing Weber State College of the Big Sky Conference in Ogden, Utah. EWU also will face Mon- tana State and Northern Ari- zona of the Big Sky Confer- ence and the Eagles, who are NCAA Division II indepen- dents, also Coast Puget Sound, and Cal Poly The 1982 five day games. home games,! and Oct. State res Stadium. play Fraser and at Cheney The 10th EWU al mento. Miller, a Washington has perience basketball Look for Monday-Friday, 10:00 Saturday 10:00 AM-2:00 pM SPECIAL ORDERS ,POPULAR SHEETS CURRENT, STANDARD ePIANO/VOCAL/GUITAR Popular current, standard, oldies, show tunes "GUITAR MUSIC AND SUPPLIES popular, folk, classical; sets and "RECORDERS AND RECORDER four sizes; "C AND B FLAT popular, classical "PIANO, ORGAN, classical, sacred, instructional "SPOKANE CONNOISSEUR TICKETS AVAILABLE AND MUCH, MUCH MORE .... 317 First St., Cheney, WA (located in Geary's Furniture)