Manchester Central
Hall Of Fame

Stanley C Spirou

Stanley "Stan" Spirou graduated from Central High School in 1970 and from Keene State College in 1974. At Central, he was a Student Council delegate and served on the staff of the "Little Green". He played basketball for four years and was an All-State selection in his senior year. Stan earned a basketball scholarship to Keene State where he lettered for two years. In 1979, he earned a Master's degree in School Administration from Antioch. Stan returned to teach at Central for eleven years and to coach basketball, four years as an assistant to Ed Wade, and four years as head coach. Succeeding Wade, he compiled a four year record of 80-22, and led Central to Class L state titles in 1979 and 1981. One of the most successful basketball coaches in America, Stan has been with New Hampshire College since 1982 becoming head coach in 1985. The winningest coach in NHC history, his record in 13 seasons stands at 294-107, with a winning percentage of .733, the highest among all active New England Division II coaches, and the seventh highest in the nation. From 1992 to 1995, he guided NHC to an 84-15 record and three straight appearances in the "Elite Eight" of the NCAA Division II National Tournament. Also during that span, NHC became the first team in the history of the NECC to win three consecutive league tournament titles. He has been named New England Coach of the Year four times and in 1994 was selected National Coach of the Year in NCAA Division II. Stan and his wife Patricia have three children, twin daughters Kelly and Christina, and son Chucky.