Stan Olejniczak
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Personal information
Born:May 31, 1912
Neffs, Ohio
Died:March 1979
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Bellaire (OH)
Career history
As player:
* Pittsburgh Pirates ( 1935)
As coach:
* Halezton Mountaineers (1936–1937) (Asst)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Head coaching record
Career:39–9–1 (.806)
Player stats at PFR

Stanley Joseph Olejniczak (May 31, 1912 – March 1979) was an American football tackle who played one season with the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Pittsburgh and attended Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Ohio.[1] He later changed his last name to "Olenn" after his football career.[2]

College careerEdit

Olejniczak lettered for the Pittsburgh Panthers in 1934.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Olejniczak played in twelve games, starting six, for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 1935 season.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

Olejniczak was an assistant coach under George Shotwell for the Halezton High School Mountaineers in Hazleton, Pennsylvania from 1936 to 1937.[4][5] He was then head coach of the Mountaineers from 1938 to 1942, accumulating a 39-9-1 record.[4][5] He resigned in August 1943 after the school refused to grant him a leave of absence to remain coaching at the University of Pittsburgh.[4]

Olejniczak was later an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Panthers under his changed surname of Olenn from 1943 to 1945.[4][6] He resigned from the team in January 1946 after he, along with assistant coaches Charles Hartwig and Bobby Hoel, refused to work under head coach Clark Shaughnessy.[6] Shaughnessy became head coach of the Maryland Terrapins in February 1946.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "STAN OLEJNICZAK". Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  2. "Stanley Olejniczak (Stanley Olenn)". Archived from the original on August 20, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  3. "Pitt Panthers Football". 2012. pp. 172. Archived from the original on August 20, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "HAZLETON". Mount Carmel Item: pp. 6. August 20, 1943. Archived from the original on August 23, 2015. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Stallone, Steve (December 11, 2009). "Petrone announces resignation". Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Three Pitt Coaches Refuse to Work With Shaughnessy". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Associated Press. January 31, 1946.,2115528&hl=en. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  7. "Shaughnessy Settles Pitt's Problem; Signs With Maryland". The Lewiston Daily Sun. Associated Press: pp. 6. February 5, 1946.,2391877&dq=clark-shaughnessy&hl=en. Retrieved August 23, 2015.

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