The banquet will take place on Thursday, February 11, in the Kay
Fredericks Room in Klas Center on the campus of Hamline University. The
social hour begins at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m., and the program
will start at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are still available, although space is
limited. For ticket information, click here.
Grant is third on the all-time wins list for professional coaches
with 290 combined victories in the NFL and CFL. He is the all-time
winningest coach in Minnesota Vikings history (161 wins), having coached
the team from 1967-83 and 1985.
He was the first coach to lead a team to four Super Bowls (IV, VIII,
IX, XI) and won 11 divisional titles, one NFL championship, and four
conference championships at the helm of Minnesota.
Prior to taking over as the second head coach of the Vikings, Grant coached the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL for ten years.
Grant was also a two-sport professional athlete following a
collegiate football, basketball, and baseball career at the University
of Minnesota. He played with Hamline basketball legend Vern Mikkelsen on
the Minneapolis Lakers' 1950 NBA championship team. Following his NBA
career he played two seasons in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Mike Max '87 was a basketball and baseball player at Hamline
University and went on to become a familiar face and voice on Twin
Cities televisions and radios.
He is a sports reporter and anchor for WCCO-TV and hosts WCCO Sports Tonight with Mike Max on WCCO Radio.