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UNC-Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach hired to become assistant at UNCW

Apr 2, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

Eddie Biedenbach AP

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UNC-Asheville head coach Eddie Biedenbach will leave the position that he has help for 17 seasons in order to become an assistant coach at UNC-Wilmington, the school announced Tuesday.

Biedenbach is the all-time winningest coach in Big South history and won four regular-season conference championships and three appearances in the NCAA tournament. He brought his team to back-to-back tournaments in 2011 and 2012.

“I was looking for someone with head coaching experience and Eddie’s track record speaks for itself,” UNCW head coach Buzz Peterson said in a statement. “He’s taken UNCA to the NCAA Tournament and established a very successful program there. Eddie will bring a wealth of knowledge to our program.”

The hire leaves one more open spot on the UNCW staff after both Jamie Kachmarik and Dante Calabria were relieved of their duties following the season. According to the release, Biedenbach will begin work later this month.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. Eric Angevine - Apr 2, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Nice hire. He’s a good coach.

  2. vols84 - Apr 2, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Did I read that right? A head coach stepped down to be an assistant at Wilmington? Kind of strange.

  3. fnc111 - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Almost retarded. Never heard of this before. NCAA investigation coming and he is just getting out before the S hits the fan?

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