Walter Pitts was named an assistant coach for the UNCG women's basketball program in June of 2014.
Pitts arrives in Greensboro after serving as an assistant coach for the men’s basketball team at Texas Southern University for the last four seasons. The Tigers won the 2014 Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament title and made their fifth all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to joining Texas Southern, he worked as an assistant coach with the Wiley College Women’s Basketball Team in 2009-10 and also Howard Junior College with the men's team.
He was a volunteer assistant coach at Stillman College in 2007. He has great connections in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) circuit and has worked at Division 1 institutions such as the University of Alabama, the University of Houston, and the University of Alabama in Birmingham (summer camps).
While in high school, Pitts was awarded the State of Alabama Most Valuable Player for three consecutive years (1988-1990) and led his team to back-to-back state titles. After graduating from high school, he continued his athletic career at Tyler Junior College in Texas. During his tenure at TJC, he was named to the All-Conference Team for two successive years.
Upon returning to his home state, Pitts played at the University of Alabama and continued to build his athletic resume by receiving the Guy Lee Turner Defensive Award twice. He helped the Crimson Tide Basketball Team become major contenders by competing in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) in 1992, and by making a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament appearance in 1993.
After completing his eligibility, Pitts continued his athletic career by playing professional basketball in South America. He played successfully for four years and secured a title in the South American League.
Pitts returned to his alma mater and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Environmental Science in 2007. He is the proud father of two children.