Two Harbors star named to sports hallThe University of Minnesota Athletic Department will honor a group of 10 former athletes with induction into the “M” Club Hall of Fame in September. Included is Two Harbors native Ed Kernan.
The University of Minnesota Athletic Department will honor a group of 10 former athletes with induction into the “M” Club Hall of Fame in September. Included is Two Harbors native Ed Kernan.
Former University of Minnesota head basketball coach Dave MacMillan once called Kernan “the greatest freshman basketball player ever at the U.”
Kernan was a three-year starter and letter winner at Minnesota from 1945-48. He was the team’s second leading scorer all three seasons and was named All-Conference Honorable Mention following his junior season.
After leaving the “U,” Kernan spent four years at Robbinsdale High School as the athletic director as well as the head basketball and baseball coach and 10 years as the athletic director and basketball coach at Northland College. He won four conference championships at Northland and was inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame in 1984. Northland dedicated the Kernan Fitness Center in 1999.
Following his tenure at Northland College, Kernan spent seven years as a personal manager at Price Waterhouse and 15 years as an administrative director at the Chicago law firm of Sidley & Austin.
Kernan was a 10-time varsity letterwinner at Two Harbors High School.
The official induction of the 2010 class will take place during a ceremony at the Ted Mann Concert Hall on Sept. 9. A social hour beginning at 6 p.m. will kick off the event, with the main program starting at 7 p.m. Tickets for the ceremony may be purchased through the University Arts Ticket Office at Northrop Auditorium (612) 624-2345, email@example.com) and are priced at $35 for adults, $25 for “M” Club members and $15 for faculty, staff and students.