August 12, 1945 |
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||175 lb (79 kg)|
|College||NC State (1965–1968)|
|NBA draft||1968 / Round: 4 / Pick: 45th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|1970–1978||NC State (asst.)|
|1993–1996||NC State (asst.)|
|2013–2014||UNC Wilmington (asst.)|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach:
As assistant coach:
Edward Joseph Biedenbach (born August 12, 1945) is an American college basketball coach.
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. In the 1968–69 season, Biedenbach played seven games for the Phoenix Suns.
He was an assistant coach for the 1973–74 NC State basketball team which won the NCAA championship.
In 2007–08, the UNC Asheville Bulldogs garnered national spotlight attention because of 7'7" center Kenny George. UNCA went 23–10 that season and was runner-up in the Big South Tournament. UNCA made the NIT and lost in the first round to Ohio State 84-66.
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. UNCA won the Big South regular season title. By virtue of winning the Big South Tournament, UNCA earned a 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament and led 1 seed Syracuse for the majority of the game but lost 72-65 and fell short of becoming the first 16 seed to upset a 1 seed.
On April 2, 2013, Biedenbach resigned from UNC Asheville to take an assistant coaching job under Buzz Peterson at UNC Wilmington. After Peterson was fired, Biedenbach became interim head coach until UNCW hired Kevin Keatts, who did not retain Biedenbach on staff.
Head coaching record
|Davidson Wildcats (Southern Conference) (1978–1981)|
|UNC Asheville Bulldogs (Big South Conference) (1996–2013)|
|2002–03||UNC Asheville||15–17||8–8||5th||NCAA First Round|
|2007–08||UNC Asheville||23–10||10–4||T–1st||NIT First Round|
|2010–11||UNC Asheville||20–14||11–7||3rd||NCAA Second Round|
|2011–12||UNC Asheville||24–10||16–2||1st||NCAA Second Round|
|2012–13||UNC Asheville||16–16||10–6||3rd (South)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- "Eddie Biedenbach". UNC Wilmington Athletics. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
- Jarrett, Keith (October 18, 2008). "Nation's tallest player has foot partially amputated". Asheville Citizen-Times. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
- "Eddie Biedenbach". UNC Asheville Athletics. 2012. p. 1. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
- Bonner, Bob (April 2, 2013). "Eddie Biedenbach leaving UNCA, joining UNCW coaching staff". WECT. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
- Detweiler, Eric (June 11, 2014). "Biedenbach enjoys time off, but hopes to get back in the game". Wilmington Star News. Retrieved April 15, 2016.