Already a member of the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame, Stanley Redwine is a living legend in Jayhawk country and one of the most well-respected coaches in the United States. A former All-American himself at the University of Arkansas, Redwine has coached 13 individual National Champions (11 at Kansas), 132 All-Americans (117 at KU), five Olympians (all at KU) and 22 National Championship teams between his years as head coach at Kansas and Tulsa and an assistant coach at Arkansas.
Twenty-twelve marked perhaps the most successful season in Redwine's Kansas coaching career, mentoring the women's team to numerous individual accolades with the most notable a NCAA runner-up finish at the Indoor National Championships. Pupil Diamond Dixon not only claimed a national championship, four conference titles and four more All-American honors, but also won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London as part of the 4x400-meter relay team.
In the summer of 2008 in Beijing, China, Redwine athletes Scott Russell and Nickesha Anderson represented their respective countries in the Games of the XXIX (29th) Olympiad. Russell finished in 10th place for Canada in the men's javelin, while Anderson was an alternate on Jamaica's women's 4x100-meter relay team.
In 2010, Redwine mentored eight athletes to 10 All-America honors with five garnering the elite status during the indoor season and five more picking up the honor during the outdoor season. Behind NCAA Champion Jordan Scott's performance, the KU men's team finished seventh at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Scott claimed the pole vault title for the first time in his career. Freshman thrower Mason Finley took home second place in both the shot put and discus at the NCAA Outdoor meet and also earned indoor honors in the shot put. The KU women's distance medley relay team earned All-America status at the NCAA Indoor Championships, while Lauren Bonds (1,500 meters), Andrea Geubelle (long jump) and Eric Fattig (triple jump) each were All Americans during the outdoor season.
In 2008, Redwine coached 12 track and field All-Americans, the most he has coached in one season since he has been at Kansas.
He oversaw Egor Agafonov to his second-consecutive National Championship in the weight throw, as well as his fifth and sixth All-America honors (weight throw, hammer throw) and his third-consecutive Big 12 Championship in both the hammer throw and the weight throw.
In the 2008 indoor track and field season, Kansas was just one of 10 schools to have both its men's and women's teams finish in the top 25 at the NCAA Championships. At the NCAA Outdoor Championships, senior Crystal Manning (long jump and triple jump) and junior Nickesha Anderson (100 meters and 200 meters) each won two All-America honors. Only one other woman (Candace Mason) has accomplished the feat in KU history.
As an athlete, Redwine placed his name in the Arkansas history books as a 400-meter, 600-yard and 800-meter runner from 1980-1983. Redwine was a four-time All-American and was named UA's Outstanding Track Athlete all four of his years in Fayetteville. Redwine went on to spend nine years as an assistant coach at his alma mater.
During his tenure, the Razorbacks captured nine consecutive NCAA Championships and 22 titles from 1985 to 1994 in both track and field and cross country. He helped produce 14 All-Americans and two NCAA Champions in hurdle and sprint events. Among those All-Americans were two-time 400-meter NCAA indoor and outdoor champion Calvin Davis, three-time 400-meter and 500-meter NCAA champion Robbie Haley, and seven-time All-American sprinter Jimmy French.
His success as an assistant earned him the head coaching position at the University of Tulsa in 1994. In six years at Tulsa, Redwine's athletes broke more than 70 school records, most on multiple occasions. He produced 11 NCAA qualifiers and Tulsa's first-ever All-American. On May 25, 2000, Redwine was rewarded for his efforts by being hired as the head coach at the University of Kansas. The Jayhawks' track and field program has prospered ever since, as he has restored the tradition of KU's illustrious past.
Professionally, Redwine retired from competition in 1996 after he finished fifth in the 800-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Atlanta, Ga. He was a U.S. Olympic Trial qualifier five-consecutive times from 1980 to 1996 and was a two-time silver medalist in the 800-meter run at the Goodwill Games in 1986 and 1994. He also won a bronze medal at the Pan American Games in 1983 and 1987. Redwine was also a World Championship team member in 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1993 and a two-time U.S. 800-meter champion.
Redwine earned his bachelor's degree in administrative management from the University of Arkansas in 1985. He and his wife, Jacqueline, have three children: Crysta, Stanley Jr., and Alexa.