Stephanie Tobey returned for her second stint with the Rhode Island women's basketball program in June 2016, joining Daynia La-Force's staff as an assistant coach.
Tobey also was an assistant with the Rams for two seasons from 2011-13. She will work closely with the post players in her return to the Rams.
Her return to Kingston comes after spending the last two seasons at Boston University (2014-16). Tobey is well known in the region. In addition to her time at Rhode Island and BU, she also has been an assistant with both Bryant (2013-14), Fordham (2010-11) and Brown (2002-03). She also has seven years of head coaching experience at the Division III level, spending five seasons at the helm for Lynchburgh University in Virginia (2005-2010) and two at Lasell College in Newton, Mass. While with Lasell, she also spent one season as an assistant on the women's lacrosse coaching staff.
At Lynchburg, Tobey's coaching career was highlighted by her 2007-08 campaign that tied the Hornets for fourth place in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) with a 16-10 record, the most wins for a Lynchburg Squad since the 2002-03 season.
In 2008-09, Lynchburg had the ninth best turnarounds in Division III, improving by nine games, despite having a team filled with underclassmen. The Hornets accumulated 49 wins in Tobey's five seasons at the helm, including 41 in the ODAC.
Tobey's first recruiting class produced a first-team All-ODAC honoree, a second-team All-ODAC player, an All-ODAC Honorable Mention and second-team All-State and All-South Region.
Prior to Lynchburg, Tobey was the head coach at Lasell College in Newton, Mass., from 2003-05. At Lasell, a member of the Division III North Atlantic Conference (NAC), Tobey helped the Lasers to an 11-14 record in 2004-05. She also spent one season as an assistant on the women's lacrosse coaching staff.
Tobey was an assistant coach at Brown University from 2002-03, where she co-supervised the preseason strength and conditioning team workouts and helped coordinate recruiting activities while assisting with post-player development.
She has coached internationally as the head coach of the USA Athletes International teams in 2006, 2007 and 2009. With USAAI, Tobey recruited collegiate athletes to compete at the Bajan Friendship Tournament (Barbados), the Arafura Games (Australia) and the Eastern Games (Italy). Tobey's squad took home the silver medal in Australia, in an Olympic-style tournament.
Tobey's coaching career began just one year after she finished a stellar playing career at Bryant. She scored 916 points in 105 career games for the Bulldogs. A two-sport athlete, she also captained the school's first-ever women's lacrosse team in the spring of 2002.
She earned her undergraduate degree in business administrating from Bryant in 2002, with a concentration in marking and communications. She later completed her Masters of Education at Lynchburg in 2009.