The 2016 Norse Awards, celebrating the calendar year, will be take place Sunday, Feb. 19, in the Regents Center Gym at 7:00 p.m. The entire awards ceremony will be video streamed live.
This year's Master of Ceremonies will once again be Mr. Brian Solberg.
Eli Crogan, Luther class of 1957, will be presented the Alumni Coach of the Year Award. Crogan coached basketball for 40 years before retiring at the end of the 2004 school year. He also had 20 years of coaching baseball under his belt.
The bulk of Crogan's coaching career has been at Watertown, where he coached basketball for 22 years. He also coached high school ball at Soldiers Grove, Fennimore and Wayland Academy, as well as some college ball at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Crogan was also a scout for the NBA's Houston Rockets from 1975 to 1977, and he was nearly hired as an assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls.
Nine major awards will also be presented that include the Perseverance Award, Female Athlete of the Year, Male Athlete of the Year, Female Freshman of the Year, Male Freshman of the Year, Female Team of the Year, Male Team of the Year, Comeback of the Year, and Play of the Year.