April 6, 2000
NEW ORLEANS, La. - - Head women's basketball coach Lisa Stockton has signed a contract extension to remain at Tulane, Athletic Director Rick Dickson announced Thursday.
Stockton just completed her sixth season at Tulane, leading the Green Wave to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 27-5 record. The 27 victories tie the school record for wins in a season, while the 5 losses are also the fewest in a single season. Under Stockton's guidance, the Green Wave won the 2000 Conference USA Tournament and finished with the best overall record in the league. This past season, Stockton also won her 200th career game,
"Lisa Stockton embodies what we want all of our programs at Tulane to represent," Dickson said. "She is a quality coach, but even more importantly, she is a terrific person. She has built a top-notch program that attracts the nation's best student-athletes. This contract extension was done to recognize the quality of her work and the work of her staff. The women's basketball team has competed at an exceptional level under Lisa Stockton. It is our hope that this is the next step to help the program grow and compete at an elite, national level."
In six seasons at Tulane, Stockton has compiled a record of 139-43 (.764) and has led the Green Wave to the NCAA Tournament each year. She has recorded five straight 20-win seasons, while also coaching the Wave to two Conference USA regular season titles (1997 and 1999) and three C-USA Tournament crowns (1997, 1999 and 2000). In addition, her players have maintained a 100% graduation rate during her career, while 11 of this season's 13 players achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or better this past fall. Overall, Stockton has compiled a career record of 202-70 (.743) in nine seasons. She picked up her 200th career win with a victory over UNC Charlotte in the semifinals of this season's Conference USA Tournament.
"I'm excited that Tulane has shown its commitment to the success of our women's basketball program." Stockton said. "I'm proud of what we have built here over the last six years. We are fortunate to be in a unique situation where we can recruit a high quality student athlete and offer the very best academics in the country as well as a big time women's basketball atmosphere."
In addition to the success of the Tulane team, Stockton has coached several players to individual honors during her six seasons at Tulane. Under her tutelage, the Green Wave have had five different players earn all-conference awards, including 2000 Conference USA Player of the Year Grace Daley. Three of her pupils have also earned All-America honors. Stockton picked up an award of her own, claiming Metro Conference Coach of the Year honors in her first season at Tulane.