Stapleton was a four-year letterman in basketball and a team captain his final three years. When he graduated in 1978 with a degree in education, he was Bluffton’s leader in career assists (306) and among the top 10 in career scoring (1,192 points). He now ranks third in assists and 14th in scoring, as well as second in career steals (155). He is the only player in Bluffton history with at least 1,000 points, 300 assists and 150 steals.
A graduate of Brookside High School in Sheffield, Ohio, Stapleton is senior vice president of Motorists Insurance Group and chief operating officer of Iowa Mutual Insurance Group and Phenix Mutual Fire Insurance Co. The New Albany, Ohio, resident has been a member of the Central Ohio Red Cross board and president of the Pickerington, Ohio, Youth Athletic Association.