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"Uncle" Marty Stern (born December 11, 1936) is a 43-year championship track coach veteran. Marty started his track career as a hall of fame athlete at West Chester University in the mid-1950s. He began coaching several successful high school programs in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. After winning three Pennsylvania state championships, he was named head coach at Villanova University. While coaching at Villanova he led the woman's cross country team to 5 Division 1 Team Championships. Marty was also a coach at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.
Born in West Philadelphia on December 11, 1936 to accomplished saxophone player Sidney Stern and former USO performer Eleanor Sladko Stern. Marty is older brother to Robert Stern. Marty is a graduate and Wall of Fame member of Upper Darby High School
Marty attended West Chester State University and graduated in 1959 with a B.S. in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. At WCU, he received 8 varsity letters for track, wrestling and cross country.
- 1989 NCAA Women's Cross-Country Division 1 Team Champions
- 1990 NCAA Women's Cross-Country Division 1 Team Champions
- 1991 NCAA Women's Cross-Country Division 1 Team Champions
- 1992 NCAA Women's Cross-Country Division 1 Team Champions
- 1993 NCAA Women's Cross-Country Division 1 Team Champions
- Stern was inducted into the USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame as the Class of 2016.
- At the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s 113th annual dinner in 2017, Stern was the recipient of a Special Achievement Award for his accomplishments.
- "Marty Stern". Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
- Upper Darby School District
- "WILDCATS LEGEND MARTY STERN TO BE INDUCTED TO COACHES HALL OF FAME". Villanova.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
- Fish, Wayne (3 February 2017). "Marty Stern honored for Hall of Fame career at the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association's 113th annual dinner". The Burlington County Times. GateHouse Media, Inc. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
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