UMD's Hanna Calls It Quits After 44 Years

By KBJR News 1

May 1, 2012 Updated May 1, 2012 at 7:30 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The longest tenure in UMD athletic history will come to an end later this spring when Scott Hanna retires after spending 44 years with the program in one fashion or another.

Hanna started with the Bulldogs as a player, both football and baseball, and continued after his college days as a coach and staff member with UMD.

The 61-year-old was inducted into the UMD Athletic Hall of Fame in October 2011, that after first starting with the Bulldogs program as a college freshman in 1968.

Hanna, a Duluth Central graduate, became known as the face of Bulldogs baseball after being involved with the program since its inception in 1972 through the spring of 2005.

He was a starter during UMD's inaugural season and went on to serve 27 years as the Bulldogs' head coach, amassing a record of (550-357-3).

He won four regular season conference titles, helped the team to one berth in the NCAA Divsion II regional tournament, and oversaw two appearances in the NAIA Area 4 playoffs.

Hanna, who also was a four-year football letterwinner, has been UMD's equipment manager since 1978 and also served 23 years as a football assistant coach.

"If I could go back to 1968 and do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing," Hanna said to the UMD athletics web site. "I have no regrets, none. That pretty much says it all."

Posted by Zach Schneider
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