Having just finished his 17th season as the head coach of the
men's soccer program at Colorado State University-Pueblo, Roy
Stanley continues to lead a program that is perennially
competitive for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
In 2007, Stanley, who had helmed both the CSU-Pueblo men's and
women's soccer programs, turned his attention to solely directing
the men's program. Since, the ThunderWolves have qualified
for the playoffs twice, including an 11-8-2 season in 2008.
The 2008 win total was the second-highest in school history and
resulted in Stanley being named RMAC Coach of the Year for the
Stanley's journey at CSU-Pueblo began in 1994 when
he inherited a men's program in disarray and a women's program
which was beginning its first year of competition. Stanley's teams
struggled during those early years, but he established discipline
and a solid work ethic that eventually began to pay dividends.
His first major success came in 1999, when Stanley's squad made
a seven-game turnaround, improving from seven wins in 1998 to a
15-5-1 mark, claiming the ThunderWolves' first RMAC Championship
and topping out at a ranking of 19th nationally. He was named
the RMAC Coach of the Year following the 1999 season.
In 2001, the CSU-Pueblowomen advanced to the finals of the RMAC
Tournament before falling to then third-ranked Regis 2-0. The
T-Wolves finished the year with a 10-8-2 record, marking their
second consecutive winning season and the fourth winning
campaign in program history. Under Coach Stanley's tutelage,
the CSU-Pueblo women posted seven or more wins in each of the last
seven seasons of his tenure, including a then-school-record 12 in
In 2002, Stanley guided both the men and the women to spots in the
conference tournament. The women, who started slowly versus a tough
non-conference schedule, rebounded to finish third in the regular
season RMAC standings and qualified for their second straight
league tournament. The men, picked to finish last by league coaches
in the pre-season poll, finished the year fourth in the conference
and made their first appearance in the national polls since the
2000 preseason when they appeared at 23rd in the Sept.
24, 2002 rankings.
Following the season of dual success for both squads, Stanley
was named the NSCAA Midwest Region Men's Soccer Coach of the
Combined @ CSUP
3-16-1 (2-9-1 CAC)
5-11-3 (4-9-1 CAC)
3-14-1 (3-8-1 RMAC)
7-10-2 (5-5-2 RMAC)
8-11-1 (3-9 RMAC)
15-5-1 (10-2 RMAC)
8-9 (4-8 RMAC)
5-9-4 (2-8-2 RMAC)
7-9-3 (6-5-1 RMAC)
4-12-3 (3-7-2 RMAC)
10-8-1 (7-5 RMAC)
10-8-3 (6-6 RMAC)
10-6-1 (6-6 RMAC)
6-11-2 (5-7-2 RMAC)
11-8-2 (7-5-2 RMAC)
9-11 (4-10 RMAC)
7-11-1 (6-7-1 RMAC)
104-119-22 (.466 - 13 yrs.)
136-169-23 (.446 - 18 yrs.)
Prior to coming to the then-University of Southern Colorado,
Stanley was the men's and women's soccer coach at the University of
Arkansas-Little Rock. At UALR, Stanley's men finished runner-up in
the Sun Belt Conference Tournament in 1993.
UALR's women, despite a roster full of inexperienced players, went
head-to-head against some of the top teams in the nation including
perennial powers Creighton University, the University of Tulsa and
the University of North Carolina.
In 1990, Stanley guided the UALR men's and women team to new
school-records for the most wins in a season with nine and eight,
During his tenure in Arkansas, he served as the state's Olympic
Development Program head coach for three years.
Stanley's coaching career started in 1986 when he took the
assistant soccer coach position at Evansville University.
The following season, he moved to the University of Tulsa to serve
in the same capacity. While coaching at Tulsa, Stanley earned his
master's of arts degree in health, physical education and
As an undergraduate at Princeton University, Stanley was a
four-time All-Ivy League selection, registering three goals and 11
assists during his career.
He graduated from Princeton in 1985 with a bachelor of arts degree
As a high school standout in the St. Louis, Mo. area, Stanley was
named All-American by Parade Magazine.
Over the years in the Pueblo community, Stanley has made his
presence felt in the soccer circles. He regularly serves in
different capacities with the local youth soccer organization, the
Pueblo Rangers, the Pueblo Soccer and Sports Association, and La
Gente Youth Sports.
Stanley is a member of the National Soccer Coaches of America
Association. He also holds a U.S. Soccer A Coaching License.
Stanley and his wife, Dianna, a social studies and English teacher
at Vineland Middle School (named 2004 District 70 Teacher of the
Year), reside in Pueblo and have two sons, Dylan and Logan.