James Stockton
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 973-300-2232
Email: jstockton@sussex.edu

Coach Stockton joined the Sussex coaching staff in April 2018. He is a Toms River High School East graduate who began his collegiate basketball-playing career at Ocean County College, where he received All-Conference and All-Region honors, along with being named an Academic All-American. Upon graduating from OCC, he was recruited by The College of New Jersey, where he received a degree in Exercise Science.  

While playing in college, Stockton also coached AAU basketball for the Ocean County Wolfpack (Ages 12-18). During that time he received certifications as a personal trainer, sports nutritionalist, and strength and conditioning coach. He used these certifications to train athletes at The Baker League Arena in overall basketball skill training as well as speed, strength, and conditioning. He then began assistant coaching varsity basketball at Toms River High School North. After coaching at Toms River North, he was hired to assistant coach at Ocean County College, and did so for 5 seasons, before joining Sussex and becoming the head coach of the men's basketball program.