Stan Patek started managing sixteen-inch softball at the Major level in 1996 when he started as assistant manager with Sportschannel. He managed the Gamblers in 1997 and then moved to Puglise from 1998 to 2002. He then managed Bucks (2002), Bucketheads (2003 and 2004), Impact (2005 through 2007 and 2010 to 2014). He was assistant manager for Hype in 2008 and took over the top spot in 2009.
Stan managed teams to three ASA Major Nationals second place finishes, one SSA Major Nationals runner-up, one ASA Major Nationals third place finish, one ASA Major Nationals fourth place finish, three Forest Park No-Glove Nationals second place finishes. His team won two ASA State Championships. In 1999, Puglise beat Lettuce to win the ASA Major Nationals title. That same year they beat Lettuce again to win the Forest Park Non Gloves title. In 2000, Bucks beat Licorice to win the No Gloves championship. He has a sixty-five percent winning percentage. In 1999, Stan was the Terry Moran Award recipient.
Stan and his wife, Chris, live in Brookfield, Illinois.