Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics Director Al Molde will be inducted into the Western Michigan University Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Molde, who has served as Gustavus’s Athletics Director since 1997, was the head football coach at Western Michigan from 1987 to 1996.
During his time at WMU, Al Molde earned the highest home winning percentage (.698) and the fifth over all winning percentage (.568) in program history among coaches with at least five years in the position. Molde is tied with WMU Athletic Hall of Famer William Spaulding for most wins by a coach with 62, and coached 22 of 100 players on WMU’s All-Century team. During his time as coach, 21 players earned First Team All-MAC status, and 38 were named Second Team All-MAC. He led the Broncos to the program’s only outright MAC title and a berth in the California Bowl in 1988. That same year he was named MAC Coach of the Year. Molde is the 13th WMU coach to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Molde, a native of Montevideo, Minn., is a 1966 graduate of Gustavus.
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