Coach Bio

Ed Baldwin
College - North Carolina Central
Ed Baldwin enters into his first season as an assistant coach with the Tulsa Shock.

Baldwin previously spent four years as an assistant coach for Ohio State University Women’s Basketball on Jim Foster’s staff from 2008 to 2013. In his first full year as an assistant on Foster's staff in 2008-09, Ohio State won 29 games, captured its fifth-straight Big Ten championship and reached the Sweet 16. In 2009-10, he helped the Buckeyes to a school-record 31 wins and a record sixth-straight conference crown. In 2011, the Buckeyes captured their third straight Big Ten tournament title before advancing to their second Sweet 16 in 3 years. Then last season Ohio State advanced to its school-record 10th consecutive NCAA tournament while finishing the season 25-7 overall. He was the Director of Basketball Operations at Ohio State from 2007 to 2008.

Prior to Ohio State, Baldwin spent 13 years as the Head Coach at UNC-Charlotte from 1988 to 2000. Baldwin left as the winningest Head Coach of the women’s program in UNC-Charlotte history with 175 victories. Establishing school records for wins in a season (24) and winning percentage (.793), Baldwin also mentored two All-Americans; Markita Aldridge (1992-93, 1995-96) and Jameka Jones (1999-00). Under his guidance, Tonya Phifer was selected for the All-Conference USA team.

Baldwin also coached alongside Dawn Staley at Temple, 2000 to 2002. He helped lead Temple to its first-ever Atlantic 10 Championship and its first NCAA Tournament appearance in his initial season. Baldwin also served as an Assistant Coach at the University of South Carolina for two seasons in 2002 to 2004. In 1997, Baldwin won gold as an Assistant Coach for the USA at the World University Games in Sicily. Representing USA Basketball in 2000, Baldwin won gold again as an Assistant Coach at the Junior World Championship in Argentina.

Prior to his arrival at Charlotte, Baldwin, worked for three years as an assistant to 1988 Olympic coach Kay Yow at NC State. NC State went 52-35 while he was in Raleigh, winning the 1987 Atlantic Coast Conference title.

Baldwin began his coaching career at Raleigh's Broughton High School. The Caps compiled an incredible 124-26 record during his six years and won state 4-A championships in 1983 and 1985. He was recognized for his efforts on no fewer than three occasions, earning Coach of the Year honors from the Raleigh Times and the Raleigh Sports Club. In 1986, he was tabbed North Carolina High School Coach of the Year by the Greensboro Record for his work at Broughton.

Baldwin graduated from North Carolina Central University with a degree in social studies in 1976. As an athlete, he was a four-year letterwinner on the offensive line in football.

Baldwin is married to the former Terri Hemphill. Married in 1994, they have a daughter, Shantia, and a son, Stevon.

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