Sean Pinkerton joined the Oswego State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics as head coach of the women’s basketball program.
Over the past five seasons, Pinkerton has been the head coach of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn. The Ogdensburg, N.Y., native took over a one-win team in 2012-13 and rebuilt the program into a winning- and postseason-bound squad. St. Catherine posted back-to-back winning seasons in the two most recent campaigns, the first time that had happened in the college’s past 37 years. Last year, the Wildcats went 15-11, signifying the most wins in program history, and clinched its highest conference finish in school history as well.
Prior to St. Catherine, Pinkerton was at the helm of SUNY Morrisville State College’s women’s basketball program. Each year the Mustangs bettered their overall and conference records under Pinkerton, setting then-records for highest conference finish and most wins since the school began competition as an NCAA-member institution.
Pinkerton’s coaching career began in high school as the head coach of the girls varsity team at St. Lawrence Central in Brasher Falls, N.Y., before spending one year as a college assistant at both Heidelberg University (Ohio) and SUNY Canton.
Pinkerton earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in economics from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. He will reside locally with his wife, Carolyn, and their two children.