Dennis "Denny" Stanford was the starting center fielder for Charles Page High School from 1967 through 1969 and made the All-State team his senior season. He also played on the 1966 State Championship football team and earned All-Conference and All-State Honors.
Stanford played collegiate baseball at Crowder Junior College where he earned All-District honors in 1970, then played at the University of Tulsa where he earned All-Conference honors in 1972 and 1973. TU won conference championships both years.
Stanford went on to teach science, including twenty years at Union Public Schools where he retired.