Hank Stofko, Legendary Plymouth Whitemarsh Boys Basketball Coach, Dies at 93

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Hank Stofko, the legendary Plymouth Whitemarsh boys basketball coach who led the team to 583 wins and the 1963 PIAA championship, died on September 27 aged 93. Image via PA Prep Live.

Hank Stofko, the legendary Plymouth Whitemarsh High School boys basketball coach who led the team to 583 wins and the 1963 PIAA championship, died on September 27 aged 93, writes Mike Cabrey for the PA Prep Live.

Stofko was the one who brought success to the boys basketball program.

“He built the foundation,” said Al Angelos, former Plymouth Whitemarsh coach. “And I said many times in my seven years there that anybody that knows anything about Plymouth Whitemarsh basketball know that he laid everything. It was his house, his baby.”

In addition to coaching boys basketball, Stofko was also an assistant football coach and health and physical education instructor. On top of that, he taught driver’s education.

He became boys basketball head coach in 1957, after previously coaching at Warwick High, Pottstown Junior High, and Boyertown High. He coached the Colonials for 33 seasons, with a one-year sabbatical, before retiring in 1991. Over his entire coaching career which lasted 39 years, he achieved a .734 winning percentage.

“He was easily the best coach that we had in Pennsylvania I think for sure,” said Angelos.

Read more about Hank Stofko at the PA Prep Live by clicking here.

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