Josi Pinheiro a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has played for the Brazilian Youth National Team for indoor and Beach volleyball. She has collected international playing experience which was followed by a successful college career at University of Hawaii Hilo as a leader Outside Hitter who helped UHH capture Pac West Conference Title.
Earning many Pac West Conference awards including,   AVCA Honorable Mention All-American and an ACCA All-Region player, a few time conference player of the week , several all-tournament teams. Selected two time as the Pac West Preseason Player of the Year
Successful college career led her to earn an assistant coach and International recruiter position at Towson University-MD. She recruited 6 international players who lead Towson University to one of the best seasons in program history. Pinheiro assisted a Tiger team that went 25-4, finished the CAA schedule with a perfect 12-0 mark and won 18 straight matches.
After transferring to Winthrop University Josi decided to leave the competitive college level to acquire her passion in developing the youth generation of volleyball players.