Roderick Stubbs became the 4th Head Coach in Oxford College basketball history on August 1, 2005, beginning a new era in Oxford Basketball. Coach Stubbs quickly made his mark at Oxford College of Emory University, guiding the Eagles to the NJCAA post-season upon his arrival. Stubbs comes to Oxford from Morehouse College, where he served as Head Assistant Coach for 5 out of his 13 years at Morehouse College.
In his tenure thus far, Stubbs has directed the Eagle Men's Basketball team to the NJCAA Regional Championship Game twice in 4 seasons at the school, most recently in 2007, and as far as the NJCAA Sweet Sixteen District Championship Game in 2006. Stubbs has cultivated four All Region performers, and also developed a trior of NJCAA All-Americans in Peter Ricks, Austin DeAngelis and 2-Time winner Chad Hixon. Hixon became a national level leader in the NJCAA scoring and rebounding categories under Stubbs' guidance, whom upon graduation holds a total of 17 Individual, Season, and Career records at the school.
The 2008 and 2011 basketball squads were recognized as NJCAA All-Academic Teams with both finishing second nationally in cumulative grade point average.
"We are really looking forward to embarking on the 2012-13 basketball season. We worked extremely hard on the recruiting trail and got tremendous results. With the new mix of incoming players, we are obviously excited, and I think we can do something truly special this year," says Coach Stubbs.
During his career at Morehouse College, Coach Stubbs performed numerous duties as the Head Assistant Basketball Coach. Some of his major duties included: Defensive Coordinator, Game Preparation and Scouting, and Player Development. During his time at Morehouse College, Coach Stubbs helped lead the program to three NCAA Division II South Regional Tournament Berths in 1995, 2003 and 2004; one SIAC Tournament Championship in 2003; four straight SIAC Regular Season Visitation Championships in 2000-2004; and having a Top 25 Nationally Ranked defense from 2002-03 through 2004-05.
An All-State performer at Jackson Central-Merry High School in Jackson, Tennessee, Stubbs entered Morehouse College in the fall of 1988, and had an outstanding playing career. Stubbs was a power forward on teams that posted records of 25-4, 26-7, 21-11 and 18-8. The 1990 team advanced to the NCAA Division II Final Four, and during his playing career, Mr. Stubbs captured four SIAC Divisional Titles, won two SIAC tournament championships, was part of two NCAA tournament berth teams, and led a team that was ranked #1 in the nation by Sports Illustrated in the preseason of 1991. Coach Stubbs was also a two-time varsity captain.
The Jackson, Tennessee native earned his Bachelor's degree in Management from Morehouse College in 1992, and a Master's in Sports Administration from Georgia State University in 1995. Coach Stubbs is married and lives in Lithonia, GA. He and his wife also have a wonderful 13-year-old son.