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 2022, 348 individuals (321 athletes, 16 coaches and 11 benefactors) have been elected to the Hall of Fame.

The former 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, now in the Hall of Champions, was donated by the family of former football coach and Hall of Fame member Jocko Nelson, who passed away in 1978.

Kieth Skogman

Football, Hockey, and Track & Field

Inducted: 1981

Kieth W. Skogman '49 lettered four years in both football and hockey, and two years in track. He played guard on the football team and is the only Gustavus graduate to be named All-Conference for four consecutive years. He and classmate Harold Swanson were co-captains of the teams in 1947 and 1948 and both of them were selected as members of the 1948 college All-Star team which played in the Clipper International Bowl in Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif. (The U.S. team played against teams from Hawaii, Canada, and Mexico.) Kieth was noted by line coach Tuddie Lindenberg as one of the greatest pulling guards in Gustavus history. He was also a stalwart defenseman in hockey and ran the two mile in track.
He received his M.A. from State Univ. of Iowa and Ed.D. from Univ. of Nebraska. He taught phy. ed. and coached football at Dana College (1959-54) and Nebraska Wesleyan (1954-60). From 1960-66 he was chairman of the Dept. of Phy. Ed. & Health at Dana College. In 1960 he joined the staff of Texas Lutheran College where he served as chairman of the Dept. of Phy. Ed. & Health and also as Athletic Director. He is presently Professor of Physical Education and Health.
Kieth and his wife Carol have three sons, Douglas, Darrell, and Thomas, and live in Seguin, Texas.