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Woodbury High School coach, teacher Scott Swansson inducted into Willmar High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Swanny gets call to the Hall

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Woodbury boys basketball coach Scott Swansson was inducted into the Willmar High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 2.

"It was pretty nice to be recognized," Swansson said.

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A member of the Class of 1974, Swansson was a three-sport athlete who played on some of Willmar's most successful squads.

"We had a bunch of very good athletes in my class," Swansson said. "We had quite a bit of success."

Swansson -- a guard for basketball, a centerfielder in baseball and a halfback/kick returner/defensive back in football, was a part of three State teams in his senior year.

"The town had not seen anything like that before," the WHS coach and teacher, who was a five-time all-conference and four-time all-area honoree, said.

Swan-sson's induction included an introduction at Willmar's Pep Fest, an appearance on a local cable show, a banquet and a halftime ceremony at Friday night's Willmar football game.

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