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Jim Kraus
(402) 123-4567

About Us

Jim has had a varied career working with and playing softball:

  • Played in or coached 35 National Tournaments, 17 Regional tournaments and 55 State Tournaments
  • 1999-2004: selected to umpire the Nebraska State High School Softball Tournaments
  • 2001: inducted into the Nebraska Softball Hall of Fame
  • 2004 began pitching lessons with nine students, 2009 55 students and in 2012 62 students
  • 2006 became Lincoln North Star High School assitant softball coach
  • Trained Becca Changstrom and Paige Policky through high school; both hold almost all Nebraska pitching records
  • Attended pitching clinics working with many Olympic pitches and coaches
  • Started the Nebraska Swingers 18-and-under
    • 2006 – 46/23
    • 2007 – 51/25
    • 2008 – 49/26
    • 2009 – 55/24
    • 2010 – 63/13/1
    • 2011 – 66/20
    • 2012 – 71/21 World Series National Champion 18U Class A
    • 2013 – 66/26, won four tournaments and finished runner-up in two.  One third place finish.  Finished in the top five in the class “A” State Tournament.  Placed 5th in the World Series Nationals in Kansas City
  • Every year of coaching has qualified for nationals never having a loosing season
  • 1999 Nebraska State Director for ASA
  • 2009 Nebraska State Director for NAFA
  • Registers teams, assigns umpires and managed tournaments throughout Nebraska
  • Serves on Board of Directors for Doris Bair 7-field softball complex, 48th and Superior in Lincoln, NE
  • President of Capital City Fast Pitch Umpires Association assigning all high school game umpires in and around Lincoln, NE

 

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