Anoka to Honor Football Coaching Icon

Stan Nelson Photo: Courtesy of City of Anoka
Stan Nelson

September 29, 2017 11:56 AM

An Anoka coaching legend will be honored prior to the Tornadoes home football matchup against Woodbury Friday night.

The Anoka-Hennepin District said it is Stan Nelson Appreciation Day in the community. Nelson coached the football team at Anoka for 25 years, winning six conference championships. His team earned a state title in 1964 - the first year one was awarded.


His teams went 33 games without a loss between 1961-64.

He will be honored in a pre-game ceremony at Goodrich Field Friday. A plaque in his honor will be dedicated at 6 p.m. An on-field ceremony will begin at 6:25 p.m.

A pregame party sponsored by the Anoka Alumni Lettermen's Club will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Anoka American Legion.

Kickoff between Anoka and Woodbury is scheduled for 7 p.m. Both teams come in 0-4 and are looking for their first victory.


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