Ed Baldwin begins his first season with the South Carolina women's basketball staff after his hiring on May 7, 2003. A native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Baldwin brings 18 years of college coaching experience to USC; 13 years as a head coach at UNC-Charlotte and five as an assistant coach (Temple University and NC State).
Baldwin comes to South Carolina from Temple University where he served as an assistant coach under Dawn Staley for the last two seasons. Joining the Owls before the 2001-02 season, Baldwin helped lead Temple to its first-ever Atlantic 10 Championship and its first NCAA Tournament appearance in his first season.
Before moving to Philadelphia for the Temple position, Baldwin served as the head coach of the UNC-Charlotte women's basketball program for 13 years and left as the winningest coach in school history with a record of 175-191. Arriving before the start of the 1988-89 season, the Baldwin-led 49ers won 24 games, earned a share of the Metro Conference regular-season title and finished third in the WNIT in 1991, in just his third year.
Charlotte won 20 or more games in each of the next two years and earned its first national ranking in 1992 (28th in AP poll) with a win over #25 Georgia. In 1995, Baldwin and the `Niners wrapped up their sixth consecutive season of .500 ball or better with a 13-13 record. Charlotte earned the school's biggest victory ever in 1997 with a victory over sixth-ranked Alabama, 49-47.
Establishing new 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 resigned following the 2000-2001 season to pursue other opportunities.
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 there, winning the 1987 Atlantic Coast Conference title and making NCAA appearances in 1986 and 1987. During his three seasons with the Wolfpack, Baldwin was instrumental in recruiting and coaching current WNBA players Andrea Stinson, Sharon Manning and Rhonda Mapp.
Baldwin began his coaching career at Raleigh's Broughton High School. The Caps compiled an incredible 124-26 record during his six years there and won state 4-A championships in 1983 and 1985. In the years before he left, the team won four straight conference titles and lost just two of 84 games in his final three years. 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 N.C. 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. While there, he was a four-year letterwinner on the offensive line in football. He earned all-conference honors his junior and senior seasons and was voted Outstanding Offensive Lineman by his teammates. He also served as a team captain his senior year.
Baldwin is married to the former Terri Hemphill. Married in 1994, they have a daughter, Shantia, who is 16 and a son, Stevon, who turned six in November.