Softball adds new assistant coach

Mikayla Krause

By: Justin Hargrove, Assistant Athletic Director

Northeast Texas Community College Athletics is pleased to announce the hiring of new assistant softball coach Mikayla Krause. Coach Krause recently graduated from McMurry University in Abilene, Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies.

While at McMurry University Mikayla played softball for three years for the Warhawks. Prior to her time in Abilene, Coach Krause started her playing career at Odessa College in Odessa, Texas where she played softball for two years.

In high school Mikayla played third base for the DeLeon Bearcats. In her time at Odessa College she continued to play third base and saw time as a second baseman and in the  outfield as well. Mikayla gained more experience at McMurry University adding catching duties as well as playing short stop to her resume.

As a product of the junior college softball experience herself, we look forward to Coach Krause joining head Coach Joshua Freeman in leading the Eagle Softball team this year. In addition to her assistant coaching duties, Coach Krause will serve as an assistant dorm director for NTCC.

A native of DeLeon, Texas, Mikayla earned Academic All-State Honors, District Offensive MVP honors as a junior and senior, as well as First Team All-State her junior and senior seasons of high school. Coach Krause is the daughter of Jerry and Deanna Krause, and she has two younger siblings, Alexis and Jackson.

For your chance to see NTCC Softball in action and meet Coach Krause, visit to check the latest schedule for softball.