Eddie Biedenbach

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Eddie Biedenbach
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Assistant coach
Team UNC Wilmington
Biographical details
Born August 12, 1945
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1965–1968
1968
NC State
Phoenix Suns
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1970–1978
1978–1981
1981–1989
1993–1996
1996–2013
2013–present
NC State (asst.)
Davidson
Georgia (asst.)
NC State (asst.)
UNC Asheville
UNC Wilmington (asst.)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Big South Tournament Championship (2003, 2011, 2012)
Big South Regular Season Championship (1997, 1998, 2008, 2012)
SoCon Regular Season Championship (1981)
Awards
2008 Big South Coach of Year

Edward Joseph "Eddie/Ed" Biedenbach (born August 12, 1945) is an American college basketball coach and current assistant coach at UNC Wilmington.[1]

He is the former men's basketball coach at Davidson University and the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He led Asheville to three NCAA tournament appearances. In 2003, they lost to Texas in the first round. In 2011, they beat Arkansas-Little Rock in the First Four before losing to Pittsburgh in the Round of 64. In 2012, UNC-Asheville clinched its third NCAA bid (all under Biedenbach) by defeating VMI 80–64 in the Big South Championship game. They were defeated by Syracuse in the Round of 64. Biedenbach gave current Texas head coach Rick Barnes his first coaching job when he hired him as an assistant at Davidson.

He played collegiately for the North Carolina State University and was selected First Team All-ACC twice.

He was selected by the St. Louis Hawks in the 9th round (106th pick overall) of the 1967 NBA Draft and by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 4th round (45th pick overall) of the 1968 NBA Draft.

He played for the Phoenix Suns (1968–69) in the NBA for 7 games.

He was an assistant coach for the 1973–74 NC State basketball team which won the NCAA championship.

In 2007–2008, the UNC Asheville Bulldogs garnered national spotlight attention because of 7'7" center Kenny George. Although the Bulldogs lost in the Big South Conference Tournament final game to Winthrop Eagles, 2007–2008 season was a very successful season.

The 2011–2012 season was the most successful season in Asheville basketball history. Led by four seniors (J.P. Primm, Matt Dickey, Chris Stephenson, and Quinard Jackson), the Bulldogs won a school record 24 wins. After winning the Big South Conference regular season title and tournament, the Bulldogs were awarded a 16 seed in the NCAA tournament and played the Syracuse Orange, the number 1 seed in the East Region. The Bulldogs led most of the game; however, they narrowly missed the historic opportunity to upset the Orange.

At the conclusion of the 2012–13 season, Biedenbach resigned his position with the Bulldogs to take an assistant coaching job under Buzz Peterson at UNC Wilmington.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Davidson (Southern Conference) (1978–1981)
1978–1979 Davidson 8–19 3–7
1979–1980 Davidson 8–18 4–11
1980–1981 Davidson 13–14 11–5 1st
Davidson: 29–51 18–23
UNCA Bulldogs (Big South Conference) (1996–Present)
1996–1997 UNC Asheville 18–10 11–3 1st
1997–1998 UNC Asheville 19–9 11–1 1st
1998–1999 UNC Asheville 11–18 8–6 3rd
1999–2000 UNC Asheville 11–19 7–7 T–3rd
2000–2001 UNC Asheville 15–13 9–5 3rd
2001–2002 UNC Asheville 13–15 10–4 T–1st
2002–2003 UNC Asheville 15–17 8–8 5th NCAA Tourney 1st Rd
2003–2004 UNC Asheville 9–20 6–10 7th
2004–2005 UNC Asheville 11–17 8–8 3rd
2005–2006 UNC Asheville 9–19 6–10 7th
2006–2007 UNC Asheville 12–19 6–8 5th
2007–2008 UNC Asheville 23–10 10–4 T–1st NIT 1st Round
2008–2009 UNC Asheville 15–16 10–8 4th
2009–2010 UNC Asheville 15–16 11–7 4th
2010–2011 UNC Asheville 20–14 11–7 3rd NCAA Tourney 2nd Round
2011–2012 UNC Asheville 24–10 16–2 1st NCAA Tourney 2nd Round
2012–2013 UNC Asheville 16–16 10–6 3rd
UNC Asheville: 256–258 158–104
Total:

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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