Eddie Biedenbach

Eddie Biedenbach (born August 12, 1945)

Teams coached: Davidson Wildcats, UNC Asheville Bulldogs
Davidson record: 29-51 (.363)
UNC Asheville record: 256-258 (.498)
Overall record: 285-309 (.480)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2013-2014 UNC Wilmington (asst)
1996-2013 UNC Asheville
1993-1996 NC State (asst)
1981-1989 Georgia (asst)
1978-1981 Davidson
1970-1978 NC State (asst)

Eddie Biedenbach Facts

  • Edward Joseph Biedenbach
  • Born August 12, 1945
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: North Carolina State University (BA, 1968)
  • Played at Edgewood HS (PA) then played for Press Maravich and Norm Sloan at NC State
    • Named first-team All-ACC twice and was drafted 45th overall in the 1968 NBA Draft, playing briefly for the Phoenix Suns
  • Started his coaching career in 1970, spending eight years as an assistant under Sloan at NC State
  • Spent three years as the head coach at Davidson, winning a SoCon title in his third season
  • Was on Hugh Durham‘s staff at Georgia for eight seasons; the Bulldogs reached the 1983 NCAA Final Four
  • Returned to his alma mater NC State in 1993, working under Les Robinson for three seasons
  • Hired as the head coach at UNC Asheville in 1996, where he would coach fo the next seventeen seasons
    • Won 256 games, six Big South titles and three Big South Tournaments during that tenure
    • Resigned from his post in April 2013 and spent one year as an assistant at UNC Wilmington under Buzz Peterson
      • Though he went from being a head coach to an assistant, Biedenbach actually got a pay raise, the opportunity to work for a friend in AD Jimmy Bass and to move closer to his daughters
      • Peterson, Biedenbach and staff were not retained following the season

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