Chuck Ramsay, the funeral director of Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro. confirmed that Stanford died Monday morning. A cause of death wasn’t announced. Middle Tennessee issued a release saying Stanford had died.
Stanford, a member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, played baseball at Middle Tennessee from 1960-63 and coached the team from 1974-87. He led Middle Tennessee to a 402-272-4 record and four NCAA tournament appearances during his coaching tenure.
Stanford served as Middle Tennessee’s athletic director from 1987-94.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to MTSU Blue Raider Baseball.