William Laumann ’66 Inducted 1992
Bill Laumann arrived in St. Peter in 1962 after playing on highly-rated basketball teams for Brainerd High School in 1960 and 1961. He was a shooting guard who was a talented scorer and an excellent passer. Laumann stepped into the starting lineup as a freshman and was selected to the all-conference team in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
During his senior season, Laumann averaged 21.6 points per game (6th highest average in Gustavus history) and led the Gusties to a 16-8 record and a second-place finish in the MIAC.
After graduating in 1966 with an education degree, Laumann taught and coached in Chicago, Illinois, and Mankato before settling in Albert Lea. He taught art and physical education and coached baseball, basketball and football at both the junior and senior high school level. Laumann left teaching for a three-year period in 1969 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army.
While in the Army, he attended Officer Candidate School, served several stateside posts and was stationed in Vietnam. After completing his tour of duty in Vietnam, he returned to teaching and coaching in Albert Lea.
Laumann and his wife Robin have two daughters, Shannon and Kelly ('96).