Coach Stan Spirou collected win No. 600 of his career with an 88-82 Northeast-10 Championship first round win against American International College on 2/26/16. He currently has the most victories among New England Division II head coaches. Spirou is the 15th-longest tenured active head coach in Division II.
The 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1999 New England Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year, Spirou has averaged an impressive 19.3 wins per season and has led the program to 16 NCAA Tournament appearances, five NCAA Regional titles and six NECC Tournament championships. In addition, he was named the 1994 National Coach of the Year by Division II Bulletin. Spirou’s teams have finished at .500 or better 24 times in 30 seasons.
In 2012-13, Spirou guided the Penmen to their first-ever Northeast-10 tournament title and the seventh conference title SNHU has won during Spirou’s tenure. Under his tutelage, the Penmen won six New England Collegiate Conference titles (1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999).
In 2014-15, Spirou garnered Northeast-10 Coach of the Year honors as the Penmen claimed the league’s Northeast Division regular season title and advanced to the conference semifinal.
- President of the New England Basketball Coaches Association from 1994 to 1996.
- Inducted into the Queen City Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995.
- He was also named to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in October, 2009
- AHEPA Hellenic Athletic Hall of Fame in July, 2011.