2023 Class Adds 11 to SJU’s J-Club Hall of Honor Oct. 14

Wrestler Lou Adderley and Coach Terry Haws among the inductees

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Ten individuals and one team will be inducted into Saint John’s University’s J-Club Hall of Honor on Saturday, Oct. 14, as part of Homecoming festivities.

The dinner and enshrinement ceremony begins with a social at 4:30 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 5:15 p.m. in Guild Hall (Old Gym) following the Johnnies’ Homecoming football game against Carleton in Clemens Stadium.

Registration is $75 per person before Oct. 8 ($100 per person after) and includes dinner and beverages. All proceeds go to the J-Club to support SJU athletics. – Register to Attend

Each member of the Hall of Honor class will be highlighted in the weeks leading up to their induction with stories and videos on gojohnnies.com starting on Sept. 6. This year’s class was selected by a vote of the J-Club’s board of directors, who considered nominations which can be made by any club member.

Founded in 1959, the J-Club is a dues-based booster organization of former Johnnie student-athletes, parents and fans, and plays a key role in supporting SJU varsity programs, intramurals and club sports.

Lou Adderley
Paul Bernabei
Jon Dold
Darwin Dumonceaux
Chris Erichsen
Terry Haws
Tom Kubinski
Matt McGovern
Chris Palmer
2003 football team
Fr. Dunstan Tucker

Lou Adderley ’55: A rare MIAC individual champion in two sports at SJU, Adderley (Nassau, Bahamas/St. Augustine’s) was a three-time conference champion in tennis and won the MIAC wrestling title at 130 pounds as a junior in 1954. He was on track to repeat his championship as a senior in 1955, but he suffered a back injury in his semifinal win and had to medical forfeit the championship match. After graduating in 1955, he returned to The Bahamas where he served as a coach and as the director of athletics at Saint Augustine’s College, a secondary school for grades 7-12.

Terry Haws: After establishing successful high school wrestling programs at both St. James and St. Cloud Cathedral, Haws took over the head coaching job at Saint John’s in 1967 and immediately built the Johnnies into a national power. Over his five seasons in Collegeville, SJU went a combined 73-10-1 in dual meet competition, won three MIAC titles and two National Catholic championships. His wrestlers captured 16 MIAC titles in their respective weight classes, 11 National Catholic championships and one NAIA national title. Haws was also a successful high school football coach, who then became the first full-time assistant legendary coach John Gagliardi ever had.

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