Stanley C. McCready
Stanley C. McCready was a devoted supporter and manager of several athletic teams during his four years at Emory & Henry college. His dedication to Wasp athletics earned him induction into the Sports Hall of Fame in 1974.
McCready did not play any varsity sports at Emory & Henry; however, he was the manager of the football, basketball, and baseball teams his freshman through senior years, during which time his service impacted scores of student-athletes.
In addition to his involvement in athletics, McCready was a member of Blue Key, Sigma Iota, Varsity Club, CSM Council, student government, and Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. He served as student body president and was the senior orator at his graduation in 1960.
After graduating, McCready became a United Methodist minister in the Holston Conference. In 1971, he was named Young Man of the Year by the Hillsville Jaycees, and in 1972, he received the Citizen’s Award from the Galax Moose Lodge. He wrote two books about the community of Saltville, Virginia, including Shakers Play Better in the Rain.
Stanley McCready passed away on April 17, 2012 at age 74.