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Swanny gets call to the Hall

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

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.

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.