Lloyd Hollingsworth ’36 Inducted 1978

(coach)

Lloyd   Hollingsworth

Lloyd Hollingsworth's coaching and athletic career at Gustavus, interrupted twice for military tours of duty during WW II and the Korean conflict, spans the years 1942-78. His fifteen years as head football coach reaped a record of 94 wins, 33 losses and five ties. Eight times during Holly's career the Gusties were champions of the MIAC. His 1946 team was undefeated, and two of his teams were invited to bowl games. His record of leading the Gusties to five conference titles in succession broke the previous record by two and he had the top win-loss record in the history of the conference. He also coached baseball, hockey, tennis, gymnastics and basketball.
Holly gave up his head coaching duties in 1961 to concentrate on his duties as athletic director and department chair but did return to the football field as an assistant coach from 1966 to 1969. In 1971 he was named to the NAIA Football Hall of Fame for his achievements as a coach. During his undergraduate days at Gustavus he collected 11 letters including three in football (was named All-State center), four in baseball (played left field on the 1935 championship team) and four in gymnastics. In 1935, he coached the Gustie gymnastics team to its 6th consecutive Northwest Gymn. Meet title. He earned a master's degree from the Univ. of Minn, and his doctorate from New York University.