James Stone has been involved with the U.S. Girls Youth National Team program for over a decade. Except for the 2016 season, he has held the head coaching role for the USA U-18 team since 2008. Stone spearheaded the squad to win silver medals at the 2013 and 2015 FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship, which marks USA Volleyball’s only medals in age-group World Championships. The U.S. also won gold medals at the 2008, 2010 and 2012 NORCECA Girls’ U18 Continental Championships, along with the silver medal at the 2014 event.