Alma Mater: University of Ozarks, 1959
Coach Kruse, a resident of near-by Connestee Falls, is in his seventh season working with the kickers as a part of the Tornados coaching staff.
Prior to coming to Brevard, Kruse, who recently retired after forty years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), was the manager of NASA’s Western Launch Site Office.
Kruse is a 1959 graduate of the University of the Ozarks where he was a two-sport athlete, playing on both the football and the baseball teams. He played quarterback, defensive back and kicker for the U of O football team, where he was named an All-Conference defensive back.