John Krueger is now in his 25th year as a member of the athletic department, his 12th as the assistant athletic director for facilities as he was promoted on July 1, 1999. In his position, he also continues to oversee CU's athletic facilities and grounds, the position he first was hired full-time for on August 1, 1986.
Krueger, 47, is responsible for all maintenance and scheduling for all facilities and grounds, as well as set-up procedures for athletic and special events. He also is the liaison for events such as the Bolder Boulder, the Fourth of July Fireworks and numerous concerts and graduations. As a student at CU, he worked four years under the facilities director, first working for the late Mark Simpson as a freshman in 1982.
He was born October 11, 1963 in Oak Park, Ill. He graduated from Lyons Township High School (LaGrange, Ill.) in 1981, and graduated from CU in 1986 with a B.S. degree in economics. He is married to Colleen Reilly, CU’s former associate sports information director, and the couple has two children.
A caddy for six years, he attended CU on a prestigious Evans Scholarship. In March 2004, he was named Chapter Advisor for the same Eisenhower-Evans Scholar House that he lived in while attending CU. In that role, he is the chapter’s liaison to the University and Western Golf Association and provides personal, chapter, University and academic counseling to the chapter’s four dozen annual scholars.