Tobias Pinson is in his first season as an assistant coach for the USC Upstate women’s basketball program.
Pinson, a 2015 USC Upstate graduate, returns to Spartanburg after spending the 2015-16 season as a graduate assistant at Walsh University. Pinson will assist with the Spartan post players as well as recruiting.
While at Walsh, Pinson helped coach the Cavaliers to a 20-9 season and a bid in the GLVC Tournament semifinals while working primarily with the post players. Pinson was also the head coach of the Cavaliers junior varsity women's team. Prior to his tenure at Walsh, Pinson was a volunteer assistant coach at nearby Converse College.
Pinson began his collegiate playing career at Winthrop during the 2011-12 season before transferring to Spartanburg Methodist. In his lone season at SMC, Pinson appeared in 33 games while averaging 3.7 points per game as the Pioneers posted a 35-1 record and reaching the semifinal round of the NJCAA Division I national tournament.
Pinson is a graduate of Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville.