Jess Moran from WMUR reports that the legendary basketball coach will be leaving the SNHU Penman for a wonderful reason.

According to WMUR-TV, their head coach since 1985, Stan Spirou, a grandfather of six is retiring to spend more time with his family.

To say that his time spent with this D-II program was impressive, is a MAJOR understatement.

From SNHU's Official Press Release

Spirou was a four-time NECC Coach of the Year (1993, 1994, 1995, 1999), the 2015 NE10 Coach of the Year, a three-time National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Northeast Coach of the Year (1990, 1994, 1995) and the 1994 Division II Bulletin National Coach of the Year.


Spirou has coached five All-Americans, 15 All-Region selections, 27 All-Conference honorees and more than 150 total student-athletes during his Penmen career.

Spirou was named the head coach at then-New Hampshire College on July 2, 1985 and led the Penmen to a 24-7 mark, as well as a spot in the conference finals, in his rookie season.


A year later he would earn New England Division II Coach of the Year honors after piloting his team to a 24-8 record and its first NCAA Regional title. Spirou's first league title would come in 1990 with a team that finished 26-6.

640 wins.


Even Wikipedia has difficulty keeping up with his victorious pace.

There are only around 100 Collegiate Coaches that have recorded over 600 victories in their career.

Mr. Spirou was at #94 All-Time when Wiki last updated this list, according to my math, he is now #75 overall!

Congratulations Coach!

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