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May 7, 2003

South Carolina women’s basketball coach Susan Walvius announced Thursday the addition of Ed Baldwin to her Gamecock basketball coaching staff. Baldwin, a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, 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). During his three years at NCSU, Baldwin tutored three future WNBA players; Andrea Stinson, Sharon Manning and Rhonda Mapp.

“We are excited to have Ed Baldwin join our staff,” said USC head coach Susan Walvius. “Ed is known nationally as one of the best recruiters in the game of women’s basketball.”

Baldwin comes to South Carolina from Temple University where he served as an assistant coach under Dawn Staley for the last two seasons. During the 2001-02 season, he helped lead the Owls to the Atlantic 10 Championship and an NCAA Tournament bid.

During his 13 years at UNC-Charlotte, Baldwin was the winningest coach in school history with a record of 175-191. In addition to leading the 49ers to their first postseason bid, he also directed the team to its first league title.

Prior to his arrival at Charlotte, Baldwin worked for three years at NC State as an assistant to Basketball Hall of Fame coach Kay Yow. During his three seasons, he was instrumental in recruiting and developing the talent of the team, including three future WNBA players: Andrea Stinson, Sharon Manning and Rhonda Mapp. During his NCSU tenure, the Wolfpack was 52-35, won the 1987 ACC title and made two NCAA appearances.

Baldwin graduated from North Carolina Central University in 1976 with a degree in social studies. He was four-year letterwinner on the football team and served as the team captain as a senior.