Two longtime area coaches and administrators are being inducted into the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.
Cathy Stanilka, a coach and former athletic director at Lake George, and Eileen Troy, a coach and former athletic director at Greenwich, are part of the class of 2019 that will be inducted on July 31 at 6 p.m. at Turning Stone Resort in Verona.
Stanilka is among the top five all-time winningest girls volleyball coaches in New York state and is also among the top 20 all-time winningest softball coaches. She taught physical education at Lake George for 35 years, six of which she also served as athletic director.
Stanilka compiled a 673-182 overall volleyball record over 40 seasons. She won one state championship in 2001, made 12 state final fours, captured 26 league titles and won 19 Section II championships, including 15 straight. She is a member of the NYS Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
For softball, she won 326 games, led her teams to a state title in 1992 and multiple section and league titles over a 26-year span. Also a member of he NYS Sportswriters & Coaches Organization for Girls Sports Hall of Fame, Stanilka served on NYSPHSAA’s safety committee, volleyball and softball clinic planning committees, the volleyball, basketball and softball state committees, and was on the Section II sportsmanship committee.
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Troy is one of the most successful administrators in the state, having served schools in Section II, various committees and the board of Section II and has served NYSPHSAA as president, state coordinator and member of numerous committees for more than three decades.
Troy served as Greenwich’s AD for 32 years, which also included stints as the varsity girls basketball coach, varsity softball coach and varsity field hockey coach. Troy was NYSPHSAA president from 2012-14, girls basketball state chair from 2001-11 while directing the state tournament that time. She’s in her 22nd year serving as a member of the championship advisory committee and spent 31 years on the executive committee.
As a softball coach, she won a 2003 state championship, nine Section II championships and eight league titles. She has been recognized by the state as coach of the year in softball and girls basketball, and is in the New York State Softball Hall of Fame, Greenwich High School Hall of Fame and Midland College Warrior Hall of Fame.
Also being inducted to the Hall is former Shenendehowa girls basketball coach Ken Strube, who holds the record for most career wins in Section II and is in the top five of the state.