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Stan Labanowich

National Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame Member Details

Year Inducted:

1993

 

 

 

Name:

Stan Labanowich

 

 

Hometown:

 

 

 

Team History:

Coach Illinois Gizz Kids, University of Kentucky Wheel Kats

 

 

NWBA Service:

NWBA Commissioner

 

 

Sports Biography:

Head Coach of University of Illinois Gizz Kids 1963-1974. Coached Gizz Kids to 2 NWBA Championships (1969-1970). Organized the University of Kentucky Wheelchair Basketball Team in 1975. Also served as Head Coach of University of Illinois Track & Field team that competed in various Paralympic Games (1964, 1968, 1972, 1976) & Stoke Mandeville Competitions (1965-1978). Has served on several International Wheelchair Basketball Technical Committees (IWBF). Second Commissioner of the NWBA (1974-1995). Has written numerous articles & journals on Wheelchair Basketball & Therapeutic Recreation for the disabled.

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