Anoka legend to be honored on ‘Coach Stan Nelson Day’ |

It all leads back to being in the right place at the right time.

Growing up in an athletic family.

Getting a chance to serve and see the world.

Someone willing to take a chance on him.

And finally, once he had the opportunity, a talented group of players to coach.

Long after his coaching days have ended, Stan Nelson’s legacy carries on strong.

Anoka will celebrate Coach Stan Nelson Day on Friday, Sept. 29, with a pre-game gathering and plaque dedication before the night’s high school football game versus Woodbury.

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