STERLING – Former Sterling College women’s basketball coach, and recently named NAIA Hall of Fame inductee, Lonnie Kruse passed away Friday.
The funeral for Kruse will be 10 a.m. Wednesday on the Lonnie Kruse Court at the Clair L. Gleason Physical Education Center in Sterling. Please keep the family in prayer in the days and weeks ahead.
Kruse was the head coach for the Sterling College from 1981-2014 and was inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in October 2015. He was set to be inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame at the Women's Division II National Championship in Sioux City, Iowa, over March 8-14, 2017. He ended his career as winningest coach in Kansas women's basketball history with a record of 706-244.