Eddie Holbrook

Eddie Holbrook

Teams coached: Gardner-Webb Bulldogs, Furman Paladins
Gardner-Webb record^: 212-39 (.845)
Furman record: 65-48 (.575)
Overall record^: 277-87 (.761)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1980)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • SoCon Regular Season Champion:  1  (1980)
  • SoCon Tournament Champion:  1  (1980)
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1972, 1974)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1978-1982 Furman
1964-1978 Gardner-Webb

Eddie Holbrook Facts

  • Eddie Holbrook
  • Alma Mater: Lenoir–Rhyne University (BA, 1962) / Appalachian State University (MA)
  • Played for head coach Billy Wells at (then NAIA) Lenoir-Rhyne, where he won two conference championships
    • Inducted into the Lenoir-Rhyne Athletic Hall of Fame (class of 2004)
  • Became the head coach at Gardner-Webb in 1964 when the program was still a junior college
    • The school moved up to NAIA in 1968 and Holbrook went 212-39 in ten seasons at the NAIA level and went to the NAIA Tournament twice with the Bulldogs; he was 328-67 overall in fourteen seasons
    • Coached five future NBA draftees, including Hall of Famer Artis Gilmore
    • Inducted into the Gardner-Webb Hall of Fame in 1991 and had the court named after him in 2015
  • Spent four seasons as the head coach at Furman at the Division I level, going 65-48 overall
  • Returned to Gardner-Webb in 1993 and spent four years as Asst to the Pres/VP of Community Relations and Development

Eddie Holbrook Coaching Tree

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^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA and NAIA levels only; Gardner-Webb was a junior college until 1968, so records from before then are not counted in totals here