Earl Stoddard graduated from NL in 1969. He earned a B.S. in Health and Physical Education from East Stroudsburg State College and a M.Ed. in Health Education from The Penn State University. He taught Health and Physical Education at Northern Lebanon from 1981-2011. During the last ten years of his teaching tenure, Stoddard exclusively taught senior high health courses, which included Advanced Health and a HACC health course. He was also a member of the planning committee for the Keystone Health Promotion Conference.
Stoddard also coached wrestling for 30 years, 28 of which were at NL. He has been honored as an inductee into the following: the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame, District 3 Wrestling Hall of Fame, Lancaster/Lebanon Wrestling Hall of Fame, Central Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, and the Northern Lebanon Sports Hall of Fame. Additionally, Stoddard was awarded the Pennsylvania State Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Excellence in Coaching Award in 2002.
Stoddard currently resides in Annville, PA with his wife, Gretchen. He has a son, Dan, a daughter, Alexis, and four grandchildren. He enjoys attending the Big Ten and National Wrestling tournaments and officiating high school wrestling. He also enjoys outdoor ventures, aviculture, showing Vizslas and hunt tests with Vizslas. The following is Stoddard’s advice for current NL students: Do not hesitate to ask for assistance when you need it. Be willing to provide positive assistance to those who may need your help.