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Stanley Houser Huntsman

Obituary for Stanley Houser Huntsman

March 20, 1932 - November 23, 2016
Austin, Texas | Age 84


Stanley Houser Huntsman died in Austin, TX on November 23, 2016. He was born on March 20, 1932 in Scottdale, PA to J. Owen and Frances Huntsman. He graduated from Wabash College in 1954 and earned a Master's in 1956 from Ohio University. During his collegiate athletic career, he was a nationally ranked decathlete and record-setting running back in football.

In 39 years, he served as head track coach for Ohio University, University of Tennessee and University of Texas and led teams to 46 conference championships and two national championship titles. He was head coach for the U.S. Olympic track team in 1988 in Seoul, Korea.

Huntsman is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sylvia Scalzi Huntsman; son, Stanley Stephen of Los Angeles, CA; daughter, Coni Huntsman Stogner, son-in-law Bradley Stogner and their children, Connor (13), Mackenzie (11) and Quentin (8) of Austin, Texas.

Special thanks to Terry Barnett, his longtime caregiver.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 4311 Small Drive, Austin, TX, 10:00 am. A celebration of Coach's life will be held immediately following the services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Stan Huntsman to SafePlace in Austin, Texas at or to the Huntsman Scholarship Fund at the University of Tennessee at

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