Stanley “Stan” Eggleston, a native of Martinsville, Virginia, graduated from Emory & Henry in 1988 and was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 1995 for his accomplishments in basketball.
Eggleston competed on the men’s varsity basketball team all four years. During his time at Emory & Henry, the Wasps improved their record dramatically. In his freshman year, the team went 12-13. His sophomore year, the team’s record was 17-9, their first winning season in over 18 years, and they were crowned ODAC champions. His junior year they were again 17-9, but fell to fourth place in the conference. Eggleston’s senior year, the Wasps went 23-6 and made it to the NCAA Division III ‘Sweet Sixteen’.
During his time at Emory & Henry, Eggleston racked up an impressive list of records and achievements. He was a two-time National Association of Basketball Coaches All-American, an NCAA Division III All-American, and All-Conference, All-Region, and All-State.
Eggleston’s records include most points scored in a season (818) and highest scoring average in a season (28.2). In 1988, Stan was ranked fifth in the nation in scoring. Upon his graduation, he ranked fourth on the all-time career scoring list with 1,957 points and second on the career rebounding list, with 941 rebounds. Eggleston finished his career having scored double figures in 53 consecutive games.
Despite being considered by several foreign basketball teams, Eggleston went on to become an English teacher at Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, Tennessee and was listed in Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers in 1992.