UMD Legend Hanna into NSIC Hall of Fame

By KBJR News 1

June 5, 2014 Updated Jun 5, 2014 at 9:04 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The longest tenured person in University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) athletic history will receive yet another honor next month, that when Scott "Honeybear" Hanna is inducted into the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Hall of Fame.

Hanna, who has been part of UMD athletics since 1968, will be part of a eight-person Class of 2014 that will enter the NSIC Hall of Fame during a July 9 ceremony in St. Cloud, Minn.

Having started with the Bulldogs as a player, both football and baseball, Hanna has since served the school as baseball head coach as well as football assistant coach and equipment manager.

As head baseball coach, Hanna spent 27 years with the Bulldogs and amassed an overall record of (550-357-3), winning four regular season conference titles and helping the team to one berth in the NCAA Divsion II regional tournament.

He started as the football team equipment manager and assistant coach in 1978, holding the coaching gig until 1999 and the equipment managing duties until 2012. Now, after a brief retirement, he is back with the Bulldogs as a volunteer assistant coach.

Hanna is also a member of the UMD athletic Hall of Fame, having been inducted three years ago with the Class of 2011.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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