Marianne Stanley’s Immaculata Teams Inducted into Naismith HOF
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Former Old Dominion University women’s basketball coaching legend Marianne Stanley will be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame as a member of the historically renowned Immaculata women’s basketball teams from 1972-1974. As a player, Stanley helped the Mighty Macs clinch three straight AIAW championships and win all-but-two games over the course of those three seasons. The Mighty Macs, who will be represented by Judy Martelli, and the rest of the Class of 2014 inductees will be formally entered into the Hall of Fame on Friday, August 8, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Now serving as an assistant coach for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA, Stanley is revered at ODU for her success at the helm of the Lady Monarchs basketball program, which she headed from 1977 to 1987. In her tenure in Norfolk, Stanley’s teams claimed two AIAW national championships, an NWIT national championship, and the school’s first and only NCAA championship in 1985.
The 2014 James Naismith Hall of Fame List of Inductees
Sarunas Marciulionis, Alonzo Mourning, Immaculata Univeristy, Nolan Richardson, Mitch Richmond, David Stern and Gary Wiliams, Bob “Slick” Leonard and Nat Clifton.