Dick Biddle

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Dick Biddle
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1947-11-26) November 26, 1947 (age 68)
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Alma mater Duke University
Playing career
1967–1970 Duke
Position(s) Linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1973–1976 Allegheny (assistant)
1977–1982 Colgate (assistant)
1983–1984 Virginia Tech (assistant)
1985–1989 Minnesota (assistant)
1990–1991 Navy (assistant)
1992–1995 Colgate (assistant)
1996–2013 Colgate
Head coaching record
Overall 137–73
Accomplishments and honors
7 Patriot League (1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2012)

Dick Biddle (born November 26, 1947) was the head football coach for the Colgate University Raiders located in the Village of Hamilton in Madison County, New York, and held that position from 1996 through 2013. His overall coaching record at Colgate was 137 wins and 73 losses. This ranks him first at Colgate in terms of total wins and he has achieved the best winning percentage of any Colgate coach with seven or more years at the helm of the Raiders. Biddle is also the first Colgate coach to ever record nine straight seasons with seven or more victories. In 2012, he led the Raiders to the Patriot League title and the NCAA FCS Playoffs (first round loss to Wagner).[1] Overall, he led Colgate to seven Patriot League Championships (1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, and 2012). Prior to coaching, Biddle was an all-Atlantic Coast Conference linebacker for two seasons at Duke. The former Blue Devil co-captain received third team Associated Press All-America honors in his senior year and was a participant in the Blue-Gray and Hula Bowl games. Biddle is a three-time winner of Duke's Hatchet Award, given to the most valuable player on defense. In his senior year he also received the Blue Devil Club Award as the senior who contributed the most to the team. He is a member of the All-Century Team at Duke.[2] Biddle retired after the 2013 season and was succeeded by Dan Hunt.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Colgate Raiders (Patriot League) (1996–2013)
1996 Colgate 6–5
1997 Colgate 7–5
1998 Colgate 8–4
1999 Colgate 10–2
2000 Colgate 7–4
2001 Colgate 7–3
2002 Colgate 9–3
2003 Colgate 15–1
2004 Colgate 7–4
2005 Colgate 8–4
2006 Colgate 4–7
2007 Colgate 7–4
2008 Colgate 9–3
2009 Colgate 9–2
2010 Colgate 7–4
2011 Colgate 5–6 2–4 5th
2012 Colgate 8–4 6–0 1st
2013 Colgate 4–8 3–2 4th
Colgate: 137–73
Total: 137–73
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