Matthew C. Krause just completed his first season as head strength and conditioning coach for the New York Yankees after serving in the same capacity for the Reds organization for 11 years. He spent his first 2 seasons as the organization’s minor league strength and conditioning coordinator. Prior to joining the Reds, Krause spent 3 years in the Pittsburgh system, where he served as the strength coach at Class A Hickory (2000) and then as minor league strength and conditioning coordinator (2001-02). From 1997-00, Krause was the assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Central Florida. He also worked as an intern with the Chicago Cubs’ Class A affiliate at Daytona in 1999 and as a volunteer intern with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during their training camp in 1998.
Krause earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science from East Carolina University in 1997 and his master’s degree in physical education and wellness from Central Florida in 1999. He is a Certified and Registered (CSCS-R) Strength and Conditioning coach from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a NATA Certified Athletic Trainer. He also holds a certification from the USWF Club Coach level. Matt is a member of the NSCA Performance Committee and a speaker for the NSCA Coaches Conferences.
Matthew is the Vice President of the Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning Coaches Society (PBSCCS). He has been a speaker and a participant of the PBSCCS since 2002.
He is a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Krause lives in South Venice, FL with his wife Luz Maria, daughter Olivia and son Matthew.