Ed Baldwin
Ed  Baldwin

Hometown:
Fayetteville, NC

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
North Carolina Central (1976)

Director of Basketball Operations, 2005-08
Assistant Coach, 2008-13

Ed Baldwin was promoted to assistant coach in May of 2008 after completing his third and final season in 2007-08 as director of basketball operations at Ohio State. He is entering his fifth season as assistant coach in 2012-13 and eighth overall on Jim Foster's staff.

A native of Fayetteville, N.C., Baldwin brings nearly three decades of college experience to the Ohio State staff, including 13 years as a head coach at UNC-Charlotte from 1988-2000. Prior to Ohio State, Baldwin was at South Carolina for a two-year stint after serving tenures at Temple and North Carolina State.

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.

During his tenure in Columbus he has helped bring in several Top 20 recruiting classes, which have included Jantel Lavender and Samantha Prahalis. He also assisted in the recruitment of Ohio State's latest Top 20 recruiting class, highlighted by two-time Minnesota player of the year Tayler Hill and Ohio co-player of the Year Emilee Harmon. The 2010 class was highlighted by Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year Amy Scullion. In 2012, Ohio State's recruiting class included two-time Ohio Ms. Basketball Ameryst Alston and Cait Craft, the 2012 Ohio Division III Player of the Year.

At Temple, Baldwin was an assistant coach with Dawn Staley for two seasons, joining the Owls before the 2001-02 season. He helped lead Temple to its first-ever Atlantic 10 Championship and its first NCAA Tournament appearance in his initial 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 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.

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 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 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.

Coaching Career
2008-Present Ohio State Assistant Coach
2005-2008 Ohio State Director of Basketball Operations
2002-04 South Carolina Assistant Coach
2000-02 Temple Assistant Coach
1988-00 UNC-Charlotte Head Coach
1985-88 North Carolina State Assistant Coach