Stan Cieplinski

Stan Cieplinski was a co-founder of the Evergreen Youth Soccer Club along side of fellow coach and friend Kalman Csapo. His legacy will continue in this generation and the generations to come through the club. His strength and knowledge was a cornerstone to the club and its philosophy. As players progress through, they will always know of Stan and the role model, mentor and friend he was. The Evergreen Soccer family will continue to honor the foundation he laid for our players to grow on and off the field. He is missed by many but will always be remembered. Always in our hearts. “Play it like it’s your last.” Although this list of accomplishments is long, it only scratches the surface of his impact on those that were around him. He graduated from Oley Valley High School and Slippery Rock University where he was the captain of his soccer teams and loved to brag about the fact that he still held the steel pole pole-vaulting record at Oley. He went on to complete Master’s degrees in Physical Education at West Chester and Psychology at Temple University. He worked as an assistant manager at the Antietam Valley Recreation and Community Center pool, where he also instructed tennis and went on to own the Action Tennis Pro Shop on Washington Street. Stan took pride in teaching special education students for the B.C.I.U. and coaching soccer teams at Albright College, Longwood University, Reading Leiderkranz, Reading Rage, Oley Valley High School, and Penn State Schuylkill and more. He also formed C&C Soccer Academy. He was a tennis coach at Albright College, Longwood University, Exeter High School, and took on the challenges of teaching conjoined twins to swim and coaching/managing several amateur boxers. Stan also worked as a mental health therapist for the Family Guidance Center, Callowhill Associates, and was sports psychologist for the Reading Phillies. He was the athletic director for the Exeter Township School District for fifteen years, until his retirement. Stan was a great mentor to thousands of kids, teens and families. A devoted friend to whoever had a chance to cross paths with him, Stan had a special way of engaging, motivating and inspiring those around him. He dealt with people fairly, was kind, considerate, logical and showed remarkable patience. As an instructor and director, he was methodical, a problem solver and mediator. Stan had a dry sense of humor, loved to laugh, and enjoyed gathering, dining, celebrating and traveling with his family.