Chalmette High School Basketball Coach William “Butch” Stockton stands by the trusty whiteboard he uses to draw up his plays. Stockton, who has been coaching high school hoops in St. Bernard since 1999, will be inducted into the St. Bernard Sports Hall of Fame in April.

Butch Stockton:

“Always a student of the game”
By Jack Tiebout
Butch Stockton’s 597 career victories and three straight Metro Coach of the Year awards will almost certainly be mentioned when he is inducted into the St. Bernard Sports Hall of Fame in April, but no one is keeping track of the numbers that really matter to him. No one is counting the basketball scholarships his players have earned or the former players who still call him just to talk hoops or the number of miles Stockton has flown to watch his boys play in college and in the pros. “The victories are great,” Stockton said, “but seeing kids get better is more important.” 


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