NCHSAA Heritage: Jan Stanley


Jan Stanley has produced unbelievable records as a volleyball coach, but was also highly successful in women’s basketball.

A graduate of Hendersonville High and Baptist (SC) College (now Charleston Southern), where she was a three-year basketball starter, Jan established West Henderson as a volleyball power. She is the all-time leader in state prep history in volleyball victories with an amazing 698-115 record in 35 years of coaching, all at West, and her teams won both the 2003 and ’04 state 2-A championships to go with a 1989 and 1990 3-A crowns.

Her basketball team also won a state title in 1991 and she won over 250 games in that sport, guiding the West all-star team in 1995. She also served four years as a member of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors.