Scott Lindgren served the Kenosha Unified School District for 41 years before his retirement in 2011.
And next week, he’ll earn quite the honor for all those years of service.
Lindgren is set to be inducted into the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Hall of Fame on Tuesday during the 50th annual National Athletic Directors Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.
This year marks the 11th class to earn induction.
Lindgren wore a number of hats as coordinator for athletics, activities, health, recreation, physical education and senior citizens in KUSD.
In athletics, he was responsible for approximately 230 coaches in 10 schools for 24 years, according to a press release issued Monday by the district. He also was in charge of the district’s physical education program for 12 years, which involved 59 instructors and 36 schools, as well as running the Senior Citizen Center for 10 years.
Prior to moving into administration, Lindgren was a dean of students for seven years and a physical education teacher for 10. He currently serves on the KUSD Athletic Hall of Fame Selection and Athletic Code Appeal committees.
Lindgren’s career also spanned a number of years as both a coach and a certified official with the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association.
He coached football for seven years, wrestling for two and track for nine, including seven at the NCAA Division III level. He also officiated football for 28 years, including 13 in the NCAA, wrestling for 12 (five with the NCAA) and track for 15.
Lindgren returned to officiating high school and college track and field after he retired.
Within the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association, Lindgren has been an NIAAA Leadership Training instructor since 1999 and was the Wisconsin Athletic Director’s representative to NIAAA section meetings four times. He also was the co-chair of WADA’s handbook publications and a presider at WADA workshops.
In addition, Lindgren served as WADA’s president in 1995 and vice president in 1993. He has attended all WADA conferences since 1987 and was that group’s representative to the WIAA Board of Control in 1994.
From 2003-2010, Lindgren represented District VII on the WIAA Board of Control and served as its president in 2005. He also served on the WIAA Soccer and Basketball Officials Selection Committee and hosted numerous WIAA events in Kenosha.
A lifetime member of the NIAAA, Lindgren also was a member of that organization’s Board of Directors from 2000-2002. He also was a member of the Certification Committee for seven years, including two as the chair. Lindgren also is the author, national chair and instructor for Leadership Training Courses 700 and 701 and was an instructor at the state level for LTC 501 and 503 for four years.
Lindgren also served on the NIAA Awards Committee, and he represented the NIAAA for a four-year term on the NFHS Hall of Fame Screening Committee.
Lindgren earned his bachelor’s degree from UW-La Crosse and his master’s degree from UW-Milwaukee. Among his numerous other honors were the Andy Anderson Award for outstanding service to WADA in 2002, the District VII Athletic Director of the Year award from WADA in 1998 and 2011 and the Wisconsin Athletic Director of the Year award in 2010-11.
In 2012, he was inducted into the Kenosha Public School Hall of Fame, and in 2013 he was inducted into the WADA Hall of Fame. The NIAAA recognized him with the State Award of Merit in 1996, the Distinguished Service Award in 2005 and the Thomas E. Frederick Award of Excellence in 2012.