Wrestling Head Coach Vic Stanley Retires

Wrestling Head Coach Vic Stanley Retires
La Salle College High School Head Wrestling Coach Vic Stanley has announced his retirement after six years at the helm for the Explorers.
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La Salle College High School Head Wrestling Coach Vic Stanley has announced his retirement after six years at the helm for the Explorers. The 70 year old Stanley cited health concerns as his reason for retiring. Coach Stanley led La Salle to four Philadelphia Catholic League (PCL) Team Championships and three consecutive Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) District 12 Team Championships during his tenure as head coach. This year the Explorers place seventh at the PIAA Class AAA team championships and had four individual state medalist.

Stanley finishes his career with 481 match wins over a span of 44 years as a head coach at Council Rock, Archbishop Wood, Neshaminy, Pen Argly and La Salle. He coached one team state championship, five individual state champions, and is the only coach in state history to coach wrestlers from four different schools to the PIAA individual state finals. Stanley has been inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame, among many other honors and awards.

Talking about his time at La Salle, coach Stanley said, "I would like to thank the students, parents, faculty, and administration for a great time. My years at La Salle were wonderful, because La Salle is a special place... Thanks for the wonderful memories!"

The Wrestling Head Coach position at La Salle is open, and all interested candidates should send a resume with three references to:

Mr. Tony Resch - Athletic Director
La Salle College High School
8605 Cheltenham Avenue
Wyndmoor, PA 19038

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