Athletics Hall of Fame
Charlie Scanlon

Charlie Scanlon

SPORT(S) Men's Hockey
PLAYED AT BSU 1971-75
YEAR INDUCTED 2017

A four-year letter winner in men’s hockey, William “Charlie” Scanlon played in 101 games in goal for Bemidji State. He posted a 62-34-3 overall record, with four shutouts in 5,977 minutes. He ranks fifth on BSU’s single-season saves list with 804 in 1973-74, and his 2,657 career saves place him third on the university’s all-time list. Selected as one of BSU’s 50 Legends for 50 Years, he was a two-time NAIA All- American. As a member of two ICHA title teams (co-1973 and 1974), he helped lead the Beavers to a 1973 NAIA national championship and an NAIA national runner-up in 1974. Since graduation, Scanlon has a 564-103-53 record as head coach of the Apple Valley High School boys’ soccer team, and he guided the AVHS girls’ hockey team to a 217-167-28 record in 18 years (1992-2010), making him the winningest coach in Minnesota high school soccer history. With a perfect 9-0 record in state title games, his teams have won 17 section and 20 conference championships.

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