By Chuck Tidmore
Sports Information Assistant
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon athletic director Mike Turk officially announced the hiring of Bryan Stanley as head women's lacrosse coach on Wednesday.
Stanley comes to Huntingdon after three seasons as the head coach at Point University, where he started the NAIA program in 2015.
"We would like to welcome Coach Stanley to Huntingdon College. He is ready to take the reins of our program, and continue to grow it in every way," Turk said. "We are looking forward to assisting him, and are eager to get started with this era of our program."
The Huntingdon women's lacrosse program recently completed its fifth season of competition.
"It is an honor to be named the head women's lacrosse coach. Huntingdon College has an impressive academic and athletic tradition," Stanley said. "I am excited and fully committed to helping this young lacrosse program continue to grow in a way that will make us all proud, both on and off the field, while mentoring my student-athletes in the classroom, on the field, in the community and spiritually.
"I would like to thank Athletic Director Mike Turk, President J. Cameron West and the entire administration for this incredible opportunity to become a Huntingdon Hawk."
In three seasons, Stanley led the Skyhawks to 25 wins, a 12-9 record in the Appalachian Athletic Conference and three appearances in the conference tournament.
The program produced a National Women's Lacrosse League honorable mention All-American, two Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes, 14 all-conference selections and 11 academic all-conference selections.
Before his three seasons with the Skyhawks, Stanley started the lacrosse program and spent seven seasons as the head coach at Starr's Mill High School in Fayetteville, Ga. He has also served as a volunteer coach at LaGrange College and with the University of Alabama club program and as an assistant coach at Tri-Cities High School in College Park, Ga.
Stanley earned his bachelor's degree in organizational leadership from Point University.