This collection contains photographs, books, and memorabilia related to Clarence Stasavich.
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.
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.
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