Pat Stangle inducted into Seward County Community College Hall of Fame
LIBERAL, Kan. — Current UTSA assistant volleyball coach Pat Stangle was honored this past weekend for his tenure as the head coach at Seward County Community College from 1997-2001. Stangle was the lone inductee into the 2014 Saints Athletics Hall of Fame.
Stangle became head coach at Seward County in 1997 and he followed with five of the most successful volleyball seasons in Lady Saints history.
Stangle finished his Seward County career with a record of 225-34 and a Jayhawk West Conference record of 42-4. Stangle currently owns nine all-time coaching records — highest average of wins per season (45), conference wins in a single season (14/twice), career overall winning percentage (86.9 percent), overall conference winning percentage (91.3 percent), appearances in NJCAA Tournament (three), best finish at NJCAA Tournament (fifth/1999 & 2000), Jayhawk West Conference titles (two), Region VI Tournament championships (three) and 50-win seasons (two).
He led the Lady Saints to their first-ever NJCAA Tournaments in 1999 and they also qualified the following two seasons. In 1999, Seward County finished the season as Jayhawk West and Region VI Tournament Champions, including a fifth-place finish at the NJCAA Tournament. Seward County ended the 1999 campaign with a 52-2 overall record, which was the best overall record in program history. Stangle was named Jayhawk West Coach of the Year three times (1999-2001) and he also earned District 13 Coach of the Year accolades twice (1999-2000). Stangle coached 20 Jayhawk West All-Conference players, 14 NJCAA All-Region VI selections and seven NJCAA All-Americans, including five Jayhawk West and Region VI Most Valuable Players.
Stangle, who also is a member of the NJCAA Hall of Fame, completed his first season as an assistant at UTSA this past fall. He helped lead the Roadruners to the Conference USA Regular Season and Tournament Championships and an appearance at the NCAA Tournament.