“I am very pleased to announce the hiring of Kerri to take over the helm of the women’s basketball program and assume the senior woman administrator position,” said Beeman. “She comes to us with strong ties to the local high school basketball community, as well as having experience on staff with the highly successful Concordia program. During her tenure as head assistant coach, the Golden Bears were six-time NCAA tournament qualifiers, advancing to the ‘Sweet 16’ in 2005.”
Stockwell was the head assistant women’s basketball coach at Concordia from 2002-2009, during which time the Golden Bears posted an overall record of 165-56. They qualified for the NCAA Division II tournament six consecutive years (2003-08), were three-time Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference regular-season champions (2004, 2007, 2008), and won the NSIC tournament thrice (2005, 2007, 2008).
Prior to joining the staff at Concordia, Stockwell served as the head coach for North High School (Saint Paul) from 1999-2002. During her three-year tenure the Polars compiled a record of 45-29 and participated in the MSHSL state tournament in 2000. She was named the Section 6AAAA coach of the year that season.
“I feel honored and privileged to become a part of the Hamline University community, and specifically, the Piper athletic department and women’s basketball program,” said Stockwell. “I am excited about the opportunity to take the program to the next level in the traditionally competitive MIAC.”
Since 2003, Stockwell served as a professor of kinesiology and health sciences at Concordia University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary math education from Southwest State University. She then completed her master’s of education in teaching and learning from Saint Mary’s University and additional teaching licenses in physical education and health education from Concordia University. Stockwell is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Walden University in public health: community health promotion and education.
“In addition to the potential for success on the court that she brings to Hamline, Kerri’s educational accomplishments and the proximity of the completion of her Ph.D. will enhance our departmental offerings in exercise and sports science,” added Beeman. “It was clear to our entire staff and our student-athletes that Kerri will be a strong addition and good fit to our Piper family.”
Stockwell will assume her duties with the department immediately.
Hamline University belongs to the NCAA Division III Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, one of the most competitive conferences in the nation. Hamline supports 19 intercollegiate athletic teams for men and women. Find out more about Hamline athletics at www.hamline.edu/athletics.
Creative and innovative teaching and learning attract a diverse student body of nearly 4,600 undergraduate and graduate students to Hamline University. Challenged to create and apply knowledge in local and global contexts, Hamline students develop an individual and community ethic of social justice, civic responsibility, and inclusive leadership and service.
Ranked first in Minnesota among comprehensive master’s universities by U.S.News & World Report, Hamline is also Minnesota’s first university, founded in 1854, and among the first co-educational institutions in the nation.