ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Former UNC Asheville head men’s basketball coach Eddie Biedenbach will be inducted into another Hall of Fame.
Biedenbach will be inducted into the Western North Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame on Sunday, May 4 at the Grove Park Inn. The announcement came from Jim Coman of the Mountain Amateur Athletic Club Tuesday night.
“We’re delighted to announce that Coach Biedenbach will be our lone inductee this year into the WNC Athletics Hall of Fame,” stated Coman. “Eddie is very deserving of this honor, and we look forward to inducing him on May 4.”
Biedenbach was the Bulldogs head coach from 1996-2003. He finished his 17-year career at Asheville as the Big South and school’s all-time winningest coach with 256 wins. The Bulldogs captured five Big South Conference regular-season titles, three Big South Tournament championships, advanced to the NCAA Tournament three times and went to post-season play four times during his tenure. The Pittsburgh native was named Big South Conference Coach of the Year three times (1997, 2002, and 2008).
Last week, it was announced the Biedenbach will be inducted into the North Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame on May 9, along with eight other inductees.
Biedenbach left UNC Asheville last spring to take an assistant coaches job at UNC Wilmington under Asheville native Buzz Peterson.