Tony Stubblefield has made a name for himself as a recruiter during his 16 seasons as a college assistant.
Stubblefield joined Mick Cronin's staff at UC after having previously served as assistant coach at New Mexico State for six seasons, one of which he served as interim head coach.
Stubblefield was responsible for all aspects of the basketball program at New Mexico State. Prior to the start of the 2004-05 season, he was elevated to interim head coach when Lou Henson's health forced him to miss the season.
As recruiting coordinator, Stubblefield attracted three national Top-100 rated players, including one McDonald's All-American, a junior college all-American, and first-team all-state high school players from six different states.
Prior to his tenure at New Mexico State, Stubblefield was the lead assistant and recruiting coordinator at the University of Texas-Arlington for four seasons. He successfully recruited two Top-10 prospects from the state of Texas along with first-team all-region junior college players from Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi.
Stubblefield began his coaching career as a student assistant for two seasons at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, his alma mater, where he completed his undergraduate degree in 1995.
Stubblefield, who transferred to UNO following two years at Clinton (Iowa) Community College, earned two letters playing guard at Nebraska-Omaha where he was the team captain his senior season.
Upon graduation from UNO, he became an assistant coach at the University of Texas at San Antonio for the 1995-96 season, where he was responsible for coaching the guards and was the program's top recruiter.
In high school, Stubblefield was one of the top players in the state of Colorado. He was the runner-up for state Player of the Year honors at Bloomfield (Colo.) High School his senior season, while picking up first-team all-state and Boulder County Player of the Year accolades.
Stubblefield lives in Cincinnati and is single.