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10.10.2017 Edinboro Winter and Spring Sports Media Day_263

Stan Swank

YEAR INDUCTED
2017
ROLE
Coach
LEVEL PLAYED
About Stan Swank

Stan Swank was named Edinboro University’s women’s basketball coach in 1987-88. In his 30 seasons as head coach, he has recorded a 554-301 record. He holds the career record for victories by a women’s basketball coach at Edinboro, and also is the record-holder for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Stan has led Edinboro to 23 PSAC Tournament appearances, four PSAC Championships, 10 NCAA Tournament berths, three Sweet 16 trips and two appearances in the Elite Eight. He has 656 career collegiate victories, including four years at Parkland JC. Edinboro has won 20 or more games on 13 occasions, including each of the last seven seasons, and has qualified for the PSAC Tournament the last eight years. Stan has been named the PSAC West Coach of the Year seven times. Edinboro won PSAC conference championships in 1989-90, 2019-11, 2011-12 and 2013-14, while reaching the PSAC title game ten times. IN 2013-14, Edinboro made it to three PSAC championships in the last four years, then went on to win the Atlantic Regional title to advance to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight for the second time in school history. The Fighting Scots finished with a 27-6 record. The 27 wins are tied for the second-highest total in a season. The team finished the year ranked eighth in the USA Today Sports Division II Top 25 Coaches’ poll. Stan was named the WBCA Atlantic Region 2 Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the WBCA Coach of the Year Award. He was previously named the PSAC West Coach of the Year. Edinboro was the PSAC West co-champion and the PSAC tournament runner up in 1996-97, with Stan once again earning PSAC Coach of the Year honors. The Scots went on to win the East Regional title and earn a berth in the NCAA Elite Eight for the first time. Edinboro finished the year at 24-9. Edinboro’s 2011-12 edition ended the year with a school record for victories at 30-2. The Fighting Scots climbed to number two in the Division II rankings and hosted the Atlantic Regional before losing to Shaw in the regional final. Edinboro would finish ninth in the final USA Today/ESPN Vision II Top 25, and Stan was named the WBCA Division II Atlantic Region Coach of the Year. Stan has coached 15 WBCA/Kodak All-Americans, 62 All-PSAC performers, seven PSAC West Athletes of the Year and seven PSAC West Rookie of the Year recipients. (All stats as of induction, June 2017)