Darryl Stinson was announced as the men's basketball program's assistant coach in May 2019. Stinson joins the Blue and White family following a three-year stint as men's basketball head coach at NCAA Division II Paine College.
Stinson has been in a coaching role at Paine for each of the past four seasons, serving as top assistant in 2015-16 before being promoted to head coach in 2016-17. While with Paine, Stinson's squads showed measurable improvement each of his three years at the helm, garnering an improved record each season. Notably, Paine defeated 21st-ranked Morehouse to propel itself to the SIAC Semifinals in 2018-19. Stinson's success extends from the court to the classroom where his Lions boasted a 3.2 team GPA.
Prior to coming to Paine, Stinson was an assistant coach at Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) rival, Claflin University, in Orangeburg, S.C. While working with the Panthers, he helped coach the team to a 16-14 overall record, 12-7 conference record, and a berth into the SIAC men's basketball tournament.
He started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fla. During his tenure, the Wildcats won 32 games in two seasons and advanced to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championship in 2011-12. He helped coach four All-MEAC team players as including leading scorer, Adrian Coleman, in 2012-13.
Stinson spent his collegiate basketball career as a forward at Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio from 2006-10, serving as team captain from 2007-09.
Stinson is a 2011 graduate from Tiffin with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration and obtained his Master's of Science in Transformative Leadership from Bethune-Cookman in 2013. Stinson grew up in Conyers, Ga. and attended Rockdale County High School.