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.

Scott Anderson


Inducted: 2009

One of the most talented fullbacks in the history of the Gustavus football program, Scott Anderson completed his standout four-year career with 2,079 yards rushing, which ranks ninth all-time at Gustavus (second most by a fullback). A two-time all-conference performer, Anderson set the school record for longest run from scrimmage when he dashed 91 yards for a touchdown against St. Thomas in the Metrodome in November of 1990. Nearly 20 years after his playing days, Anderson still shows up prominently in the Gustavus record books as he ranks seventh in career touchdowns with 28, and ninth in both career points with 170 and all-purpose yards with 2,885. He was chosen by his teammates as the squad's Most Valuable Player in both 1990 and 1991. He is one of only five players to have achieved this honor in the program's history.

After graduating with majors in political science and sociology, Anderson spent a season as an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota and then traveled to Sweden to play professional football in the spring of 1993. He returned to the United States in the fall of 1994 and accepted a graduate assistant position at the University of Iowa where he would stay for four years and earn a master's degree in athletic administration. After leaving Iowa, he accepted another graduate assistant position at Northwestern University where he coached for two years and earned a master's degree in higher education administration and social policy. His final stop in his coaching career was at Western Illinois University where he coached the offensive line from 1999 to 2001. In the spring of 2001, Anderson decided to leave coaching and pursue a career with the Secret Service. For the past seven years he has been working in Springfield, Illinois in investigation and protective services. He recently moved to Washington, D.C. where he will now focus his work on protective services. Scott and his wife, Julie live in Haymarket, Virginia with their three sons, Cole, Nickolas, and Tyler.