Will Recognize Contributions to Community
Hutchinson, Minnesota – The community of Hutchinson, MN will dedicate Rostberg Stadium at S.R. Knutson Field on Friday, September 23, 2022 prior to the Hutchinson Tigers taking on the Becker Bulldogs.
“Grady Rostberg provided the blueprint for the success and Andy has carried on the tradition with a focus on doing things the right way and helping players become better young men” said Jennifer Telecky, Hutchinson High School Principal. “Along with their families, assistant coaches and players, they have made Hutchinson Football what it is today.”
“Generations of young men have played a part in writing their own chapter to the Hutchinson Tigers football legacy” said Bill Tschida, Hutchinson High School Athletics Director. “For the past five decades the Rostbergs have left a unique and indelible mark on the community and the dedication of Rostberg Stadium is a fitting way to recognize the family’s contributions.”
Grady Rostberg took over the Hutchinson High School football program in 1970 and over the course 29 seasons compiled a record of 250 – 63 -1. Along the way his teams garnered 17 conference and 7 section championships while also securing state titles in 1983, 1984, and 1998. He was named Class A “Coach of the Year” in 1984.
Andy Rostberg assumed the head coaching mantle in 1999 and, to date, has guided the football team to a record of 205 – 53. He quarterbacked the Tigers to the 1983 and 1984 state championships and was the offensive coordinator for the 1998 state championship squad. His teams have secured 12 conference/district titles and 12 section titles while winning titles in 2012, 2013, and 2021. In addition, he guided the Tigers to a state runner-up finish in 2003.
The father/son coaching duo have combined for an overall record of 455 – 116 – 1, a 79.6 winning percentage.
Sever Raymond “S.R”. Knutson, for whom the football field is named, served as superintendent of Hutchinson schools from 1940 – 1966. He was an educational leader who understood the importance of working with the community and being engaged as an active civic leader.
A full slate of events is scheduled. From 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. there will be a pre-game gathering with the Rostberg Family for football and coaching alumni. The dedication ceremony for the stadium will commence at 6:45 p.m. and will include recognition of the six state championship teams. A social for players, coaches, and spouses will be held at Crow River Golf Club following the game.
Football player and coaching alumni can register for the pregame and postgame events at https://bit.ly/3Jc0aiW.