Flint Central High School
Stan is a graduate of Central Michigan University and later received a MA degree from Michigan State University. For the past 40 years Stan has been coaching basketball in the City of Flint. During! his 24 years of coaching at Flint Central High School his teams have a record of 406 wins and 154 loses, 1l city championships, 6 conference championships, 4 regional championships, 1 state runner-up and 3 Class A-state championships in 1981, 1982 and 1983. Gooch also coached the Flint Central's JV's to a record of 86-19 in 7 years. Also, during a 10 year span Stan was the coach at Mott Community College and recorded a 208-84 record, 7 Conference championships and 1 regional championship.
Stan is a member of the Flint Sports Hall of Fame, Michigan Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and now the MHSCA Hall of Fame. He has been selected as the State Coach of the Year in 1981 and 1999 and was named the NFCA National Regional Coach of the Year in 1999.
Stan and his wife Patricia have two children: John and James.