John Stuhltrager
John Stuhltrager
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 443-394-9390
Alma Mater: Bloomsburg '90
Experience: 5th year at STE, 16th overall

A 13-time Middle Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year selection, Stuhltrager begins his 16th season as a college head coach in 2018-19 and his fifth at Stevenson. He spent the previous 11 at MAC rival Albright.

In his first four seasons has built the Mustang program from scratch.  In 2016-17 he guided the women’s team to a fourth-place finish at the MAC Championship, its highest-ever finish, and claimed the conference Coach of the Year title for the first time at Stevenson and 13th time in his career.  This past season, he guided the women to a sixth-place finish.

Under Stuhltrager, Albright posted a combined dual meet record of 201-42-1 from 2003-14, including a mark of 100-19-1 for the men and 101-23 for the women. He led both programs to six conference championships each with the men capturing the 2014 MAC championship with 729 total points, a margin of 255 over second-place Misericordia.

Stuhltrager also had numerous individuals experience success under his leadership with 14 David B. Eavenson Swimmer of the Year and eight Rookie of the Year awards. The Lions also boasted 132 individual and 49 relay titles while posting 17 championship records and broke a total of 28 conference records during his tenure.

In 2011, Chris Sheerer became the first male swimmer in Albright history to qualify for the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships while Ralph Porrazzo earned two All-American honors at the 2014 NCAA championships in the 100 and 200 backstroke.

Stuhltrager has also had success in the classroom with 14 College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-Americans and five MAC Scholar-Athlete award winners. In addition, Cindy Barner was selected as an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America in 2005.

Stuhltrager began his collegiate coaching career in 2001, spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Albright under Jenis Frederick. During that time, the Lions won a combined three MAC championships.

Stuhltrager has more than 20 years of coaching experience, including five years as a YMCA head coach where he produced a number of district, state, and national qualifiers. He also had success at the high school level as the co-head coach at Monsignor Bonner.

A 1990 graduate of Bloomsburg with a bachelors degree in economics, Stuhltrager earned All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference honors four-straight years for the Huskies from 1987-90 and still ranks seventh in school history in the 100 freestyle and ninth in the 200 butterfly.

Stuhltrager and his wife, Heidi, have a daughter, Morgan, and a son, Brenden.