At Western Guilford High School, Lisa Stockton earned a total of 12 letters in four sports while being named a team captain six times. She concentrated on basketball at Wake Forest University (1983-1986), setting school records in points, scoring average, field goals made, field goal percentage, assists, steals, and minutes played. Stockton still holds the school record for 97 consecutive games started. She was the head coach at Greensboro College (1987-1990), compiling a record of 63-27 and winning a regular season championship. She moved to Georgia Tech as an assistant coach for four years before being named the head coach at Tulane University in 1994. Prior to her arrival, the Green Wave had qualified for one post-season appearance in its history. Since then, Stockton has guided the team to 11 NCAA tournament appearances and seven WNIT tournaments. Her 26-year coaching record is 542-269 with 479 wins coming at Tulane. Her teams have won 20 or more games in 17 seasons. Stockton has won six conference and state Coach of the Year awards.