S. Wayne Peterson ’58 Inducted 1986
Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Hockey
Already acclaimed as an outstanding high school athlete from Duluth Central, Wayne Peterson made an indelible mark on Gustavus athletics by lettering in no less than four sports - football, basketball, hockey, and baseball. He earned All-Conference honors in the football his junior year.
Peterson received his degree from Gustavus with a major in physical education and went on to coach at both the high school and college levels; high schools in Montevideo and Sioux Falls have benefited from his sports expertise. In addition, he served as football, wrestling and basketball coach at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and was head basketball coach at Superior State College (now the UW-Superior). Peterson and his wife Martha currently live in Renville, Minnesota, where he is coach and teacher at Renville Sacred Heart High School.