Coach Jim Stockwell has been engaged with tennis ever since first picking up a racket as a freshman in high school. During his time at Round Lake, he earned 3 varsity letters; as a doubles player as a sophomore (with a conference finals appearance) and later playing singles his junior and senior seasons (finishing with his career with winning record).
His first year at College of Lake County was cut short due to injuries, and after a brief sabbatical, he returned to the court a bit older and wiser. Fueled by knowing it might be his last year of competition, he had two Skyway Conference Tournament Finals appearances, one as a doubles player and the other in singles.
That following summer, he had the privilege of teaching young players at Warren Township. This began a long career of teaching and coaching culminating in his current position at McHenry County College. Not only does he coach both the men’s and women’s team, but he is also a tenured instructor of Journalism. It is this combination that allows him to impact Student/Athletes (you notice which comes first) both in and out of the classroom.
Jim and his wife Kathy reside in Johnsburg with their children.