Athletic Hall of Fame

The Gustavus Adolphus College Hall of Fame was established in 1978 at which time 19 "Charter Members" were inducted either as coaches or as athletes. As of the fall of 2019, 327 individuals (305 athletes, 15 coaches and 10 benefactors) have been elected to the Hall of Fame.

The beautiful Hall of Fame room on the second floor of the Lund Center was originally partially endowed by the families of both Dwight Holcombe's (the only father/son combination holding membership in the Hall). The hardwood plaque upon which the individual plates are permanently displayed was donated by the family of former football coach and Hall of Fame member Jocko Nelson, who passed away in 1978.

Jerome Krieger


Inducted: 1995

Jerry Krieger was a standout forward for the Gustavus hockey team during the "Golden Era" in the late '60s and early 70s. In his outstanding career at Gustavus, Krieger was an NCAA and NAIA All-America selection, a three-time all-conference selection and a two-time team Most Valuable Player. During Krieger's tenure, the Gusties won four conference titles and made three NAIA National Tournament appearances placing third each time. Jerry won the MIAC scoring title in 1969 and 1970. The Gusties compiled an MIAC record of 52-4-0 and an overall mark of 72-16-1 during Krieger's career. His career total of 174 points ranks him ninth on the Gustavus all-time scoring list.
Krieger, who earned a degree in psychology, is superintendent of the Elmhurst Cemetery in St. Paul. while participating in amateur hockey after graduation, he played on the St. Paul Park-Kostka Electric team that claimed four United States Senior Hockey Championship titles. Krieger has also been very active in hockey, officiating for the past 25 years during which time he has worked the Minnesota State High School Tournament ten times and the NCAA Division II and III National Tournament eight times. Jerry and his wife, Linda, have two children, Jerome and Jennifer, and reside in St. Paul.