STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Scott Lindgren, former president and member of the Board of Control was one of seven high school athletic administrators inducted into the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Hall of Fame at the National Athletic Directors Conference on Dec. 17 in National Harbor, Md.
Lindgren served on the WIAA Board of Control representing District 7 from 2003 to 2010 and was elected president in 2005. He also served on the WIAA Soccer and Basketball Officials Selection Committee, and he hosted numerous WIAA tournament events at Kenosha.
Lindgren retired in 2011 after 41 years with the Kenosha Unified School District. He served as the coordinator for athletics, activities, health, recreation, physical education and the senior citizens program in Kenosha. Lindgren was responsible for the district’s physical education program for 12 years and the Senior Citizens Center for 10 years.
Prior to his administrative duties, Lindgren was dean of students for seven years and a physical education teacher for 10 years. He continues to serve on the Kenosha Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee and the Athletic Code Appeal Committee.
During his career in Kenosha, Lindgren also served as both a coach and official in addition to his work as an athletic administrator. He coached football for seven years, wrestling for two years and track for nine years. Lindgren also officiated football for 28 years, wrestling for 12 years and track for 15 years.
Since retiring, Lindgren has returned to officiating high school and college track. Within the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association, Lindgren has been a NIAAA Leadership Training instructor since 1999, and was the WADA’s representative to NIAAA section meetings four times. He has also been the co-chair of WADA’s handbook publications, and a presider at WADA workshops. Lindgren was the WADA’s president in 1995 and vice president in 1993. He has attended all WADA conferences since 1987 and was the WADA representative to the WIAA Board of Control in 1994.
A lifetime member of the NIAAA, Lindgren was a member of the Board of Directors from 2000 to 2002. He also was a member of the Certification Committee for seven years, including two years as chair. He is also the author, national chair and instructor for Leadership Training Courses 700 and 701. He also was an instructor at the state level for LTC 501 and LTC 503 for four years. Lindgren also served on the NIAAA Awards Committee, and he represented the NIAAA for a four-year term on the NFHS Hall of Fame Screening Committee.
He has received many honors during his career, including the Andy Anderson Award for outstanding service to WADA in 2002, the District 7 Athletic Director of the Year Award from WADA in 1998 and 2011, and the 2010-11 Wisconsin Athletic Director of the Year. In 2012, Lindgren was inducted into the Kenosha Public School Hall of Fame, and in 2013, he was inducted into the WADA Hall of Fame.
Lindgren’s other NIAAA awards include the State Award of Merit in 1996, the Distinguished Service Award in 2005 and the Thomas E. Frederick Award of Excellence in 2012.
Lindgren received his bachelor’s degree from the UW-La Crosse and his master’s degree from the UW-Milwaukee.
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Written by NFHS Communications with contributions from WIAA Communications