ASHEVILLE, N.C. - UNC Asheville assistant men's basketball coach Brett Carey and head men's coach Eddie Biedenbach were recognized by the recruiting website


Carey was named as the third best assistant coach in the Big South Conference, according to the site, while Biednebach was named as the league's top coach.


"I'm really happy for Brett to get some recognition for the work he does for our program," commented Biedenbach.  "We've had a great deal of success over the past two years, and Brett has been a key reason for that success. We're lucky to have Brett as a part of our program. He works hard and does a great job every day."


Carey is entering his fifth year on the UNC Asheville coaching staff. He came to the Bulldog program after serving as an assistant coach at prep power Oak Hill Academy during the 2007-08 season where he coached current Milwaukee Bucks standout Brandon Jennings.


He played for the Bulldogs from 1999-2001 and was the school's Male Athlete of the Year in 2001. The Lincolnton native helped lead Asheville to the Big South Championship game in 2000 and earned All-Tournament honors that season. He was the Bulldogs' leading scorer his senior year with a 13.3 average and earned second- team All-Conference honors.


Biedenbach is the all-time winningest coach in the Big South Conference with 240 overall wins and 146 conference victories. He has led Asheville to four regular-season league titles and three tournament championship victories. The Bulldog program has been to the NCAA Tournament three times, including the past two seasons, and one NIT.  Asheville has won 25 of its last 27 games against Big South Conference opponents.