Sandra J. Stultz

Sandra J. Stultz
Graduate Degrees: 
Award: 
Outstanding Coach
Award Year: 
2019

Sandra Stultz was the Mesa Community College assistant basketball coach from 1976 to 1987. A year after joining the MCC Athletics coaching staff, she was named head softball coach, leading the team for nine seasons with a record of 325-125. Helping build on the foundation of women's athletics at Mesa, she took on the additional role of the women’s sports information director, while serving as adjunct faculty in exercise science. From 1984-1995 she was the athletic director for women’s sports and, after a sabbatical, returned to MCC for three years to counsel students in the Advisement Center.

Her contributions reached beyond the MCC campus. While serving on the Maricopa Community Colleges Athletic Counsel, she helped create the Athletic Specialist position, which provides a way for MCCCD colleges to hire full-time coaches. She has served on many national and regional boards and committees for the National Junior College Athletic Association - NJCAA. In 1992, when a hurricane devastated Florida, she stepped in to save the NJCAA national volleyball tournament, which had been scheduled for Miami. In a week, she secured facilities at Arizona State, found volunteers, and successfully ran the championship event.