Raymond Stockton ’27 Inducted 1983

Basketball and Football

Raymond   Stockton

Raymond H. Stockton '27 lettered in football and basketball at Gustavus. He played end and quarterback on the 1925 team which had the first successful season- a second place conference finish with a 4-1 record and 5-1 overall. He was second team choice as All MIAC end on the first championship team in 1926. He played guard on the first basketball championship teams of 1925 and 1926, and on the third place team of '27.
Following graduation he was principal/teacher and coached both football and basketball at Adams for five years. He then taught and coached football and basketball at Waterville for eleven years, and one year each at Olivia and Blooming Prairie. He retired in 1968 after 23 years at Owatonna where he taught and also coached both football and basketball . Ray did graduate work at the Univ. of Minn., was an active member of the Lutheran church, and is a Mason. He and his wife Lydia had a daughter and two sons: Bette, Ronald and Harlan. His wife died in 1968, Following his retirement from the Owatonna School System, he remained in Owatonna until 1980 when he moved to Mesa, Arizona, where he now enjoys his golf game year-around.