Entering her 17th season at the helm of the Green Wave program, Lisa Stockton is the dean of Conference USA coaches and has more wins than every previous head coach in Tulane women's basketball history. Along the way, Stockton has helped guide her team to four regular-season C-USA championships, five C-USA tournament titles, 10 NCAA Tournaments and one of WNIT appearances.
In 16 years under coach Lisa Stockton -- the 2007 and 2010 Conference USA Coach of the Year -- Tulane has made 10 NCAA Tournament appearances, one WNIT appearance, earned five Conference USA Tournament championships, and four regular season Conference USA Championships.
Regular Season Champions
C-USA Coach of the Year
"Tulane is a place where players can develop for four years into senior leaders. One of our greatest assets is the academic standards of the university. The players who come here want to be champions, make the NCAA tournament and be successful in the real world. Our players are always ready to step up to the challenges on the court and carry that desire to succeed into their careers beyond Tulane and beyond basketball.
After basketball - and not just college, as there's a number of Tulane graduates still playing in the WNBA or in Europe, or both - our players will be able to answer the challenges in life because they could face the challenges that our program and our university gave them.
At Tulane, we've had guards become All-Americans and we've had post-players become all-Americans. So in the years I've been here, I've learned that you adjust your style to what you have. We like to run, we like to get up and down the floor and have an up-tempo game. We use multiple defenses and mix it up to find the best match-ups. Our players are smart enough to run a complex system.
I'm proud of the tradition established by Tulane women's basketball. Not only has this program won four regular-season Conference USA Championships, claimed five C-USA Tournament titles, made 10 NCAA appearances, produced 15 All-America honors and four WNBA players, but every player who's completed their eligibility while I've coached here has earned a degree from Tulane University.
We want the Tulane women's basketball experience to include Conference USA championships, NCAA Tournament runs, and individual honors. And our ultimate goal is to help young women become champions in life."
-- Lisa Stockton
"Over the years I developed a tremendous amount of respect for Lisa as a person and as a coach. She is so knowledgeable and she really individualizes her coaching style to each player to find a way to reach every one. She takes the time to develop a relationship with each of her players. I consider her a great friend. I became the player that I am because of my years at Tulane."
--Nine-Year WNBA Veteran and Tulane Hall of Famer Barbara Farris (Tulane, 1995-98)
"The Coaching Staff at Tulane did an exceptional job of not only making sure I was a phenomenal athlete, but a great student as well!! Leaving there with my degree and a wonderful opportunity to make a career out of my sport was pretty amazing."
--WNBA Veteran and Tulane Hall of Famer Janell Burse (Tulane, 1996-2000)
"Coach Stockton and the entire staff put me in positions to develop personally and professionally. Her dedication to me as a person is one of the reason I believe she is a great coach."
--Auburn GA Women's Basketball Coach Ashley Langford (Tulane, 2005-09)
"Playing for Coach Stockton taught me a lot about myself. I found that I had a lot of untapped resources within myself. Dreaming big means working harder, but it all pays off in the end."
--WNBA Veteran and Tulane Hall of Famer Teana McKiver (Tulane, 2000-03)
"I just think that Lisa Stockton is the epitome of class and consistency. It shows in her overall record at Tulane, it shows in her number of NCAA invites and the number of conference titles. But it also shows in her relationship with her current and former players - who still feel such a part of the program - as well as in her relationship with her current and former staff members who still carry a bit of Lisa with them in everything that we do."
--Miami Head Women's Basketball Coach Katie Meier (Tulane assistant coach, 1994-2001)
"Tulane basketball is synonymous with Lisa Stockton. Both have been successful due to her passion, drive, loyalty, and dedication. Her success over the span of two decades is record-worthy. Her success post-Katrina is just one example of the tremendous coach and leader Tulane has at the helm of its women's basketball program. Lisa is a remarkable coach and an even greater role model for every student-athlete that has the good fortune of playing for her."
--Emory Head Women's Basketball Coach Christy Thomaskutty (Tulane, 1992-96)