Carlson inducted into our Sports HOF 08 Aug 17

A Longtime Litchfield coach has been inducted into our KDUZ/KARP/KGLB Sports Hall of Fame. Basketball and Tennis Coach John Carlson Sr was inducted in an on air ceremony Saturday on the Area Sports Roundup on KDUZ.

 

 

This longtime fixture in Litchfield made his mark over the past 3+ decades in the coaching ranks as one of the all time best. He coached the Dragons Boys Basketball team to about 450 career wins, 3 State Championships, and 2 State Runner Up finishes. He also has the third highest winning percentage in State Boys Basketball Tournament history. In addition to coaching Basketball, Carlson is the longtime coach of the Boys Tennis team. His teams have won 14 Section Titles, 1 team State Championship, and his individuals have won a handful of State Titles. While best known for coaching he also competed for Litchfield HS is Football, Basketball, Track and Field, and Golf and would go on to St Cloud State University where he was named All Conference in Basketball 3 years.