Clarence Stasavich Papers

University Archives #90-07

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Clarence Stasavich Papers
    Creator:
    Repository: East Carolina University Archives
    Language: English
    Abstract: This collection contains photographs, books, and memorabilia related to Clarence Stasavich.
    Extent: 11.5 Linear feet,
  • Description
     

    Material includes letters, publications, books, photographs, and memorabilia related to Coach Clarence Stasavich's early life, military service, and time as football coach and athletic director (1961-1975) of East Carolina College.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Born in Illinois, Clarence Stasavich attended Lenoir-Rhyne College where he majored in physical education while playing on the school's football team. During World War II, Stasavich served in the US Navy aboard a LST in the Pacific and European Theaters. After the war, he returned to Lenoir-Rhyne as football coach. Lured to East Carolina as head football coach, athletic director, and physical education instructor, Coach Stas steered the Pirates to three consecutive 9-1 seasons ending with bowl game appearances. Upon his retirement from active coaching, Stas continued to serve as Athletic Director until his death in 1975.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open to the public without restrictions.

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    Preferred Citation

    [Item Description and date]. Clarence Stasavich Papers. UA 90-07. University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

Container List

  • Memorabilia
     
    Football Trophy-Carolinas Conference Champions, 1965
    Football Trophy-Southern Conference Co-Champions, 1966
    Kodak Coach of the Year Medallion, 1963
    Kodak Coach of the Year Medallion, 1964
    Kodak Coach of the Year Medallion, 1965
    Basketball Trophy-Southern Conference Runner Up, 1969
    "When In Doubt Punt" Sign, 1967 November 11
    Bumper Sticker-Memorial to Coach Stas, ECU 38, UNC 17, 1975
    Tangerine Bowl Bumper Sticker, undated
    Southern Conference Pass Medallion, undated
    Pirate Statue (Ceramic): 1963 Eastern Bowl Champions, 1963
    Clarence Stasavich deskplate, undated
    College Football Centennial medallion, 1969
    Tangerine Bowl Champions Team Autographed football, 1965
    East Carolina Pirates sticker, undated
    1972 Southern Conference Champs Sticker, 1972
    1964 Tangerine Bowl Champions Sticker, 1964
    "ECU Sez Kick the Heels" sticker, undated
    1964 Kodak Coach of the Year plaque, 1964
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill M.Ed. diploma for Clarence Stasavich, 1946
    1970 North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame plaque, 1970
    National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Award, 1977
    1964 Tangerine Bowl Champions commerative plaque, 1964
  • Photographs
     
    • Photographs 1-25
       
      Coach Stasavich being pied, 1965-1975
      Kevin Moran accepting Outstanding Freshman Award, 1964
      Coach Stasavich with award recipient and unidentified man, undated
      Coach Stasavich with man and award recipient, 1964
      Unidentified player, #56, posing with football, undated
      1964 Tangerine Bowl Champions broadside, 1964
      1964 Tangerine Bowl Champions broadside, 1964
      Man smoking with playbook in hand, undated
      Jenkins, Stasavich, and unidentified man with photo of Ficklen Stadium, undated
      Unidentified coach with player, #34, undated
      Unidentified man at Ficklen Stadium, undated
      Unidentified coach, Ara Parseghien, Frank Boyle, and Clarence Stasavich accepting Kodak Coach of the Year, undated
      Team photo, 1968
      Team photo, undated
      Coach Stasavich with award recipient and unidentified man, undated
      East Carolina player running with football, undated
      East Carolina ballcarrier being tackled, undated
      Coach Stasavich with several award recipients, undated
      Coach Stasavich, Jerry Talley, and unidentified man with "Team Before Self" trophy, undated
      Contact print featuring unidentified football player, #14, undated
    • Photographs 26-50
       
      Coach Stas with three players, undated
      Stas kneeling with two unidentified players, undated
      Coach Stas, FB Dave Alexander, and unidentified man present 1964 Outstanding Player Award, 1964
      Coach Stas and unidentified man present Bill Cline with "Most Valuable Player" award, 1964
      Contact Print #315, undated
      Contact Print #316, undated
      UL ball carrier being tackled by three East Carolina defenders, undated
      NC State Coach Earle Edwards and Clarence Stasavich receiving Kodak Coach of the Year Nominee Medallions from Kodak vice-president Gerald B. Zornow, undated
      Coach Stas and unidentified man present trophy to East Carolina player, undated
      East Carolina #43 eludes would be tackler, undated
      East Carolina's #20 makes the tackle, undated
      Don Tyson, undated
      East Carolina's #24 runs around the left side, undated
      Coach Stasavich with unidentified man receving East Carolina's first complimentary car, 1963
      Coach Stas with two unidentified players: #10 & #17, 1966
      Coach Stas and unidentified man presenting award trophy to unidentifed player, undated
      Fight for the football, undated
      East Carolina's Bill Cline gets his facemask grabbed, undated
      Team photo on practice field, undated
      East Carolina advances the ball on the ground, undated
      Waiting for an official measurement, undated
      East Carolina defenders stop an opponent, undated
    • Photographs 51-75
       
      Unidentified East Carolina players takes a break, undated
      Gang tackle, undated
      East Carolina player fights for extra yards, undated
      Coach Stas and two unidentified players, undated
      East Carolina's #44 received the punt, undated
      East Carolina defense makes a stop, undated
      East Carolina's #80 makes the tackle, undated
      East Carolina in the huddle, undated
      East Carolina's #43 carried the ball around the right side, undated
      East Carolina palyer tackles an opponent, undated
      East Carolina's #44 gets upended, undated
      East Carolina's #43 with the football, undated
      East Carolina players narrowly misses blocking a punt, undated
      #24 carried the football, undated
      #44 throws a pass, undated
      East Carolina defenders tackle #32, undated
      East Carolina offense gains some yardage, undated
      East Carolina ground game, undated
      #34 breaks away from the pack, undated
      East Carolina players in locker room, undated
      East Carolina's #23 attempts to eldude a tackler, undated
      #67 attempts a field goal try, undated
      East Carolina QB throws to the right, undated
      Coach Stas with unidentified man, 1967
      Team photo with coaches present, undated
    • Photographs 76-100
       
      #32 stretches before a game, undated
      East Carolina runner meets resistence, undated
      East Carolina ballcarrier moving forward, undated
      Confusion at the line of scrimmage, undated
      On the field action, undated
      East Carolina makes a tackle, undated
      East Carolina player secures a catch, undated
      1967 East Carolina seniors collage, undated
      East Carolina's #34 drags two defenders, udnated
      East Carolina players wait to board a bus, undated
      Four East Carolina players watch the action, undated
      #34 with the football, undated
      #44 carries the football to the left, undated
      #20 secures the football, undated
      East Carolina ballcarrier struggles forward, undated
      #41 eludes a diving tackle, undated
      Scrimmage pile, undated
      East Carolina player walks off field with assistance from Coach Stas and trainers, undated
      #44 with the ball surrounded by opposing players, undated
      Three unidentified football players, undated
      East Carolina pep squad watches the game, undated
      Pileup near the end zone, undated
      East Carolina offense pulling right, undated
      East Carolina #77 with unidentified coach, undated
    • Photographs 101-125
       
      Coach Stas with two unidentified award recipients, undated
      Unknown player posing with "Most Outstanding Freshman" award winner, undated
      Unidentified East Carolina player with helmet removed, undated
      Players struggle to control a loose football, undated
      East Carolina vs. Louisville line of scrimmage, undated
      Player tacked with Coca-Cola truck in background, undated
      East Carolina vs. Davidson game action, undated
      View of Minges Coliseum from empty Ficklen bleachers, undated
      Minges Coliseum from Ficklen bleachers, undated
      Empty Ficklen Stadium with crane in background, undated
      Ficklen stadium seating construction, undated
      Ficklen Stadium construction, undated
      Installing Ficklen Stadium bleachers, undated
      Minges Coliseum, undated
      Workers install section of Ficklen Stadium bleachers, undated
      Coach Stas, #61, unidentified man, undated
      #18 carries the football, undated
      #87 catches a pass, undated
      Coach Stas with award recipients, undated
      #69 brings down the opposing ball carrier, undated
      Coach Stas with award recipients, undated
      Larry Rudisell, #20, makes the catch against Richmond, 1963
      Bill Cline runs around right end for a 5 yard gain against Richmond, 1963
      Coach Stas on field with award winners, 1969
      #24 finds open grass around the right side
    • Photographs 126-150
       
      Clarence Stasavich in naval unifrom with wife, Helen, 1943-1945
      Stasavich family at Christmas, undated
      Stasavich Family: Helen, Clarence, Buddy, Mary Helen, Grandfather, undated
      Becky and Mary Helen as children, undated
      Young Clarence Stasavich, undated
      Helen Stasavich, 1956 December 31
      Children swimming in pond, undated
      unknown couple, undated
      Clarence and Helen at a dining table, undated
      Clarence returns home after WWII, 1945
      Stasavich children, undated
      Stasavich Family, undated
      Stasavich children, undated
      Clarence holding child, undated
      Unknown man, undated
      Young Clarence posing, undated
      Young Clarence posing with basketball, undated
      Clarence aboard LST during WWII, 1943-1945
      Clarence with young child, undated
      Clarence holding young child, undated
      Stasavich family, undated
      Snowy scene, undated
      Becky and Mary Helen Stasavich, undated
      Unidentified woman, undated
      Unidentified Stasavich daughter, 1970
    • Photographs 151-175
       
      Walter Stasavich in US Navy, 1970
      Clarence Stasavich in coat and tie, undated
      Clarence posing in naval uniform, undated
      Clarence Stasavich portrait, undated
      Clarence portrait, smiling, undated
      Clarence portrait, undated
      Clarence portrait (proof stamp), undated
      Stasavich family at home, undated
      Stas in office reading Football Program, undated
      Clarence Stasavich portrait, undated
      Stas portrait, undated
      Stas holding pipe, undated
      Stas portrait, undated
      Stas posing with # 51 and #71, undated
      Stasavich family posing, undated
      Stasavich family at Christmas, undated
      Stas driving a car in winter, undated
      Mary Helen and Becky on hood of car, 1946 November
      Stasavich family with friends at Christmas, undated
      Becky and Mary Helen on swinset with parents in the background, undated
      Unknown grave, undated
      Unknown grave #2, undated
      Gravesite, undated
      Flower covered casket, undated
      Funeral Scene, undated
    • Photographs 176-200
       
      Stasavich Family Photo, undated
      Mother with child, undated
      Children playing on dock, undated
      Family dog: Corina, 1940
      Clarence Stasavich, 1960-1970
      Grandad, 1958
      Unknown man sitting near air transit information sign, undated
      Mary Helen and Becky Stasavich as children, undated
      unidentified man in portrait, undated
      Couple cutting wedding cake, undated
      Mrs. Stasavich with Mary Helen and Becky, undated
      Couple cutting wedding cake, 1945 January
      Coaches of the Year, undated
      Clarence Stasavich in uniform with wife, undated
      unknown man, undated
      unknown married couple, undated
      Clarence Stasavich with family, undated
      unknown man, undated
      Stasavich Family portrait, undated
      Football in the rain, undated
      Cheerleaders performing inside of gym, undated
      Neil Huges #43, undated
      East Carolina player follows his block around the left end, undated
      1965 Tangerine Bowl Champions mini-poster, 1965
    • Photographs 201-225
       
      Negative of Stasavich women, undated
      Negative of Clarence Stasavich with wife, undated
      Negative of unidentified woman, undated
      Negative of Stasavich family, undated
      Certificate of admission to The National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame for East Carolina University, 1970
      Negative contact sheet of football game action, undated
      Negative contact sheet of football game action, undated
      Couple dancing, undated
      Negative contact sheet of football game action, undated
      Negative contact sheet of football game action, undated
      Ray Minges being presented award as Clarence Stasavich looks on, undated
      East Carolina vs. Richmond, 1967 September 23
      Stasavich Family portrait, undated
      Stasavich opening presents, undated
      Stasavich family, undated
      Stasavich opening presents as man looks on, undated
      Stasavich opening presents with his parents, undated
      Clarence Stasavich on couch, undated
      Stasavich with wife at Tweetsie Railroad, undated
      Stasavich children, undated
      Mary Helen in Miss Hickory High Contest, undated
      Postcard of Shinto Shrine, Naha, Okinawa, Japan, undated
      Helen Stasavich in snow scene, undated
      Stasavich family posing on dock, undated
    • Photographs 226-250
       
      Grave marker of Oleta Stasavich, 1958
      Stasavich boarding a train, undated
      Stasavich before facing Northern Michigan, undated
      Clarence Stasavich, undated
      Stasavich portrait, undated
      Clarence Stasavich portrait, undated
      Team portrait, 1938
      Stasavich with unidentified men in locker room, undated
      Stasavich watching players practice, undated
      Stasavich slide, undated
      Marching band performing during halftime, undated
      Clarence Stasavich while in college, undated
      Becky and Mary Helen standing in field, 1945
      Stasavich in uniform posing with wife and mother, undated
      Woman kicking football, 1958
      Stasavich reviewing Tangerine Bowl program, 1964
      Team posing on steps of Christenbury, undated
      Stasavich Christmas portrait, 1956
      Family at Christmas, 1956
      Stasavich with naval crew, 1941-1945
      Tangerine Bowl Champion team portrait on steps of Christenbury, undated
      Stasavich in naval uniform with wife, 1941-1945
      Stasavich with Becky Ann and Mary Helen after return from Europe, 1945
      Stasavich watches Duke vs. UNC from stands, 1961
      Stasavich children with friends, undated
    • Photographs 251-275
       
      Stasavich family Christmas, undated
      Stasavich with wife, 1945
      Group standing around television, undated
      Stasavich showing a football to his wife during a practice session, 1958
      Highland Elementary School, Hickory, N.C., undated
      Stasavich reunited with Clarence after World War II, 1945
      Stasavich side-view portrait, undated
      Becky and Mary Helen, 1945
      Helen Warlick Stasavich photo with Hickory High School program, 1956
      Helen Stasavich, undated
      Becky Stasavich, undated
      Helen Warlick Stasavich, undated
      Negative print of Stasavich with unidentified children, undated
      Stasavich with Helen by ocean, 1941-1945
      Stasavich office, undated
      Stasavich's desk in his office at East Carolina, undated
      Stasavich's office wall, undated
      Stasavich office, undated
      Overview of Stasavich's office, undated
      Naval personnel observing distant action, undated
      Stasavich portrait, undated
      Stasavich charting a play, undated
      Nelson Gravatt, undated
      Clarence Stasavich, undated
      Clarence Stasavich, undated
    • Photographs 276-303
       
      Clarence Stasavich, 1935
      Clarence Stasavich, undated
      Stasavich eating an apple, undated
      Stasavich in naval uniform, 1941-1945
      Clarence Stasavich, East Carolina Athletic Director, undated
      Stasavich portrait outdoors, undated
      Unidentified men standing on football field, undated
      Coach Clarence Stasavich, undated
      Helen standing in field of flowers, undated
      Stasavich portrait, undated
      Stasavich in East Carolina polo shirt, undated
      Helen Stasavich, 1945
      Unidentified group of women, undated
      Fishing at Gaskins Landing, 1971 April
      Helen Stasavich, undated
      Clarence Stasavich and Jack Collins at Gaskins Boat Landing, Grifton, NC, undated
      Stasavich children, undated
      Stasavich Fishing, undated
      Stasavich children, undated
      Stasavich children playing on steps, undated
      Stasavich portrait, undated
      Clipping of death of Stasavich, undated
      Stasavich, Leo Jenkins, and Bob Scott with two other unidentified men, undated
      Stasavich holding a baby, undated
      Shad Festival, 1971
      Coach Stasavich being interviewed by Jack Collins of WCTI in New Bern, 1969
  • Books
     
    • Box 4
       
      This Game of Football by Lynn O. Waldorf, 1952
      Pre-Game Football Preperation by George Katchmer, 1965
      The Passing Game in Football by Jack C. Curtice, 1961
      Football Techniques Illustrated by Jim Moore, 1962
      Defense: XXXXXX The Winning Difference by Edward Knecht, 1968
      Developing a Superior Football Control Attack by Vince Dooley, 1969
      Techniques of Football Coaching by Harry E. Larche, 1969
      Modern Defensive Football by Gomer Jones, 1957
      Notre Dame Football: The T Formation by Frank Leahy, 1949
      Football Line Play by Bernard F. Oakes, 1948
      Michigan State Multiple Offense by Clarence Biggie, undated
      The T Formation from A to Z by F.W. England, 1952
      The Modern Notre Dame Formation by Charles W. Bach, 1969
      Modern Football by H.O. Fritz Crisler, 1949
      Fly T Football by Hamp Pool, 1957
      The Life Story of Glen S. (Pop) Warner by Francis J. Powers, 1969
      We Play to Win by Raymond K. Budd, 1955
      God Goes to Football Games by L.H. Hollingsworth, 1973
      Winning Football Plays by Dave Camerer, 1962
      Norm van Brocklin's Football Book by Norm van Brocklin, 1961
    • Box 5
       
      Football Fundamentals by John F. Bateman, 1957
      I'll Tell You About Football by Paul "Bear" Bryant, 1966
      Championship Football by D.X. Bible, 1947
      Hot Line to Victory by Woody Hayes, undated
      Football: An Esquire Book by Clark Shaghness, 1943
      Functional Football by John DaGrosa, 1937
      Football Line Play by Bernard Oakes, 1933
      How to Play Football by Lynn Waldorf, 1942
      Ray Graves' Guide to Modern Football by Ray Graves, 1966
      Football Principles and Play by David M. Nelson, 1962
      Simplified Single Wing Footvall by Ken Keuffel, 1964
      Football Coaches Guide to Secondary Defenses by Billy R. Hughes, undated
      The Complete Book of Backfield Plays by Robert E. Walker, 1962
      Winning Isn't Everything by Benny Marshall, 1965
      The Complete Kicking Game: Mechanics and Strategy by Don Fuoss, 1959
      Simplified Multiple Defenses by George A. Katchmer, 1958
      Football's Finest Hour by Maxwell Stiles, 1950
      Darrell Royal Talks Football by Darrell Royal, 1963
      Bobby Dodd on Football by Robert L. Dodd, 1954
    • Box 6
       
      Special Supplement to Summer Manual by Robert C. Lafferty, undated
      Physiological Hygiene by Cleveland Pendleton, 1950
      Essentials of Healthier LIving by Justus J. Schifferes, 1960
      Healthier Living Highlights by Justus J. Schifferes, 1971
      Health by Benjamin A. Kogan, 1970
      Hygiene by Florece L. Meredith, 1941
      Health for the College Student by Jesse F. Williams, 1963
      Law and Contemporary Problems by Duke University, 1973
      Basic Skills in Sports by David A. Armbruster, 1958
      How to Play and Teach Volleyball by J. Edmund Welch, 1969
      A Physical Education Ready by J. Edmund Welch, 1974
      Public Relations for the Coach by Don Scannell, 1950
      Proceedings of the 1st Special Convention by NCAA, 1973
      The View From Up Here by Warren Koon, 1964
      The Sources of Your Energy and Endurance by Bob Hoffman
      Active Games and Contests by Richard J. Donnelly, 1958
    • Box 7
       
      Defensive Football by Frank Leahy, 1951
      Championship Drills for Teaching Offensive and Defensive Fundamentals by Donald E. Fuoss, 1964
      1st and Ten by Duffy Daugherty, 1961
      Scoring Power with the Winged T Offense, 1957
      1964 Summer Manual by American Football Coaches Association, 1964
      1959 Meetings Proceedings by American Football Coaches Association, 1959
      Umbrella Defense by Bernard A. Taylor, 1956
      Coaching Football and the Split T Formation by James M. Tatum, 1953
      1963 Summer Manual by the American Football Coaches Association, 1963
      1959 Proceedings of the American Football Coaches Association, 1959
      1967 Summer Manual of the American Football Coaches Association, 1967
      Historical Digest, Data, Constitution, Membership of the American Football Coaches Association, 1968
      1959 Proceedings of the American Football Coaches Association, 1959
      1967 Summer Manual of the American Football Coaches Association, 1967
      Historical Digest, Data, Constitution, Membership of the American Football Coaches Association, 1966
      1966 Summer Manual of the American Football Coaches Association, 1966
      1967 Proceedings of the American Football Coaches Association, undated
      1965 Boys Home Bowl Football Game Prograom, 1965
      1968 Proceedings of the American Football Coaches Association, 1968
      1968 Summer Manual of the American Football Coaches Association, 1968
      Historical Digest, Data, Constitution, Membership of the American Football Coaches Association, 1969
      1969 Proceedings of the American Football Coaches Association, 1969
      1966 Summer Manual of the American Football Coaches Association, 1966
      1965 Summer Manual of the American Football Coaches Association, 1965
      1964 Summer Manual of the American Football Coaches Association, 1964
      1969 Summer Manual of the American Football Coaches Association, 1969
      1970 Proceedings of the American Football Coaches Association, 1970
      Historical Digest, Data, Constitution, Membership of the American Football Coaches Association, 1970
      1970 Summer Manual of the American Football Coaches Association, 1970
      Football at Ohio State by Woody Hayes, 1957
      1965 Proceedings of of the American Football Coaches Association, 1965
      Manual for Functional Football by John DaGrosa, 1935
      Conditioning for Football by Robert R. Spackman, 1968
      Wing-T and the Chinese Bandits by Paul F. Dietzel, 1959
      Vince Lombardi Says by Murray Olderman
      The Impact of Athletic Participation on Academic and Career Aspirations and Achievement by Emil Bend, 1968
      Missouri Power Football by Don Devine, 1961
    • Box 8
       
      The Heart of a Champion by Bob Richards, 1959
      Athletes in Education by the American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1963
      An Introduction of Physical Education by Nixon and Cozens, 1959
      Principles of Physical Education by Jesse F. Williams, 1932
      Manual for Athletes by Voltmer and Voltmer, 1949
      Administrative of Athleics in Colleges and Universities by Edward Steitz, 1971
      Administrative Policies for Intercollegiate Athletics by Edward J. Shea, 1967
      Building a Championship Football Team by Paul W. "Bear" Bryant, 1960
      Readings in Health Science by Benjamin A. Kogan, 1970
      Healthier Living Highlights by Justus J. Schifferes, 1971
  • World War II letters, 1942-1945
     
    September 1942-April 1943, 1942-1943
    May-July 1943, 1943
    August-December 1943, 1943
    January-March 1944, 1944
    April-June 1944, 1944
    July-September 1944, 1944
    October-December 1944, 1944
    January-March 1945, 1945
    April 1945, 1945
    May-November 1945, 1945
    Date Unknown, undated
  • Miscellany
     
    Cookbook and Notepads, 1937-1970
    Coach of the Year, 1954-1971
    Schedules, Banquets, and Tournament Passes, 1963-1975
    Alumni information, undated
    Memorial Service, 1975
    Clippings


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