ALTON — Stan McAfoos, the winningest boys basketball coach in Alton High history, passed away Sunday afternoon at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was 78.
McAfoos, who graduated from Alton High in 1960, coached the Redbirds for 17 seasons, from 1977 through 1994. He won six regional championships, in 1978, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1988 and 1989. His 209 victories are the most basketball wins in Alton High history.
McAfoos was also well known in tennis circles. He coached the Alton High tennis team for eight seasons and after retiring from AHS, served as the tennis coach at Lewis and Clark Community College for 10 years, from 1995 to 2004.