Congratulations to Dale “Hoagie” Haagenson
From one dog to another, the Huskies would like to congratulate Dale “Hoagie” Haagenson on being inducted into the University of Minnesota Duluth Hall of Fame! Hoagie has been the assistant club house manager for the Duluth Huskies since 2003. Check out what UMD had to say below.
A fixture on the UMD hockey bench for well over three decades, Haagenson joined the Bulldog staff in 1981-82 and since that time has resolutely served as the club’s assistant equipment manager and inspirational leader. He is the longest serving volunteer in UMD athletics history as 2017-18 is his 37th year of involvement. In celebration of Haagenson’s 25th anniversary with the Bulldogs, UMD held a star-studded “Hoagie Appreciation Night” at the DECC on Feb. 24, 2005, and then-Duluth Mayor Herb Bergson officially proclaimed it “Hoagie Day” in the city. In addition, the “UMD Hoagie Men’s Hockey Scholarship” was created in his honor the following year.
A native of Babbit, Minn., Haagenson is also a long-time and dedicated volunteer for the Bulldog football and baseball programs, lending his services at their home games. In 2003 when the Duluth Huskies officially joined the Northwoods League, Haagensen took over as that baseball franchise’s assistant clubhouse manager, a position he’s held ever since.
Haagenson was the recipient of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Noel Olson Volunteer of the Year Award in 2010 Hoagie and 10 years earlier received the Bruce Bennett Service Award for exceptional service and commitment to UMD athletics.