Coach Kraus had tremendous success before the MAKOS at the club and collegiate levels. He founded the college team at Marshall University in West Virginia. He was an assistant coach at the University of Toledo and Ball State, where he helped to develop NCAA qualifiers and Conference Champions. Coach Kraus is proud to have helped numerous international athletes attain their goals of competing at their respective Olympic Trial meets and, on USA soil, qualified swimmers for both Junior and Senior Nationals. He is an ASCA Level 4 Coach.
Head Coach for the MAKOS in Gainesville, FL, a club that prides itself on providing training opportunities to the highest-level athlete to the novice swimmer. The MAKOS consistently field numerous FLAGS and Senior Championship swimmers, Olympic Trials, YMCA Nationals, FHSAA, and Florida All-Star qualifiers.
Coach Kraus comes to the pool with the perspective of being a club coach and a father of two highly successful Division 1 swimming daughters! He has seen firsthand how to produce high-level athletes and nurture the growth of those swimmers mentally and physically. He can work with any level of athlete and help them define a path to success.