The Kingsholm crowd love nothing more than seeing one of their own grace the famous turf on a Saturday afternoon in the Cherry and White of Gloucester, something Stanley is well aware of.
Stan, as he is widely known throughout the game, played nearly 200 games for Gloucester before he moved into coaching so needs no local history lesson as he takes up his new role.
The Gloucester Rugby Academy has produced a conveyor belt of young talent for the first team squad in recent times but, to their credit, the Academy coaches aren't standing still. They believe they can be even better.
Links with local clubs and schools, as well as the relationship with Hartpury College, are absolutely crucial and working with those organisations a key part of the process.
The annual 'Talent ID' process is now starting again in earnest, led by Junior Academy manager Billy Clark.
Club and school coaches across the region are asked to nominate promising players - even as young as 12 - that they believe may have what it takes to play for Gloucester one day.
Hundreds of youngsters will attend coaching sessions, and will be whittled down into Under-13s and Under-14s squads - the first rungs on the long ladder towards the first XV.
As he and Junior Academy Coach Billy Clark gear up for a busy summer of work, Stanley explained to the Gloucester Citizen how important the work of the Academy is:
"Given the nature of Gloucester and its history and tradition, there has always been a significant element of local players involved in the squad.
"So we've got to make sure we build strong and robust pathways to allow players from the local area and our region to come through and be successful in the first team squad, because there's a strong identity with the supporters of this club and the playing staff.
"And I think that's enhanced if it's lads who are watched by uncles and cousins who have had something to do with Gloucester in the past. And we just want to reinforce that link really.
"Gloucester has had a tradition of producing players of not only Gloucester quality, but also international and Lions quality too.
"There's obviously the talent pool out there, we've just got to make sure we get our act together and get that talent pool being effective really, and giving those guys great opportunities."
To read a more in depth feature with Stan where he talks more about the relationship with local clubs, colleges and schools and the role played by local volunteers, see today's Citizen.