Clarkson University coach Adam Stockwell will be the 15th person to lead Oswego State basketball, Athletics Director Timothy G. Hale announced in May.
A five-year veteran of the Clarkson men's basketball program, Stockwell replaces the winningest coach in Laker hoops' 86-year history, Kevin Broderick M '92. Nazareth College in Rochester named Broderick head coach following the 2008-09 season that included the hardwood general's 200th career W.
"We are very excited to welcome [Stockwell] as our new basketball coach," Hale said. "He brings a wealth of experience and success to our campus and we look forward to him continuing our tradition of achievement in this sport."
A native of Ellisburg, Stockwell guided the Clarkson Golden Knights into postseason play in each of the past three seasons, including the program's first-ever NCAA Division III Championship appearance during the 2007-08 season after capturing the Liberty League tournament title.
That same season, he went on to earn Liberty League Coach of the Year. In 2006-07, Stockwell guided Clarkson to an appearance in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Upstate postseason tournament.
This past season, the Golden Knights finished with a 15-11 record and reached the Liberty League semifinals for the second straight season as the No. 4 seed, losing to NCAA tournament "Sweet 16" participant St. Lawrence University.
Prior to Clarkson, Stockwell served as an assistant coach at Canisius College from 1999 to 2004, where his duties included recruiting, scouting and on-floor coaching. He helped lead the Golden Griffins to a 20-11 record during the 2000-01 season, only the sixth 20-win season in the school's 100-year history. He also helped develop six All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference players during five seasons and worked with four players who moved on to play professionally.
Stockwell coached at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse for the 1997-98 season before beginning his collegiate coaching career as an assistant at Penn State-Behrend in Erie, Pa., where he helped the Lions to a 21-7 record and the ECAC South Championship in 1998-99.
Stockwell grew up just 35 minutes north of the SUNY Oswego campus, graduating from Belleville-Henderson Central School in 1992 as a 2,000-point scorer. Along with father, James, the Stockwells are the only father-son combination in New York State High School basketball history to both score more than 2,000 points.
Stockwell played at LeMoyne College, where he was a three-year starter for the Dolphins. The LeMoyne hall of famer ranks ninth in career scoring (1,458), sixth in steals (144), second in 3-point field goal percentage (.420) and fourth in 3-point field goals made (170).
-- Mark Coley
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