WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – University of North Carolina Wilmington assistant men's basketball coach Eddie Biedenbach will be inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame at the 51st banquet.
Biedenbach was a former basketball star at N.C. State, and is the winningest coach in UNC Asheville and Big South Conference history. He will become the second individual with ties to UNCW to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
"I'm very flattered that they would consider me with the type of people they have in the Hall of Fame, and it's an unbelievable honor," said Biedenbach. "I've been very fortunate to be associated with many great players and coaches like Norm Sloan, Lou Pucillo, Charlie Bryant, David Thompson, Tommy Burleson, Kenny George, Andre Smith and all the great players.
The, now coach, was a true dual sport athlete in his hay day, and was even drafted by teams in the NBA and NFL. The Lakers, New Jersey Nets, and Dallas Cowboys, all had their eye on the defensive specialist. He played for the Phoenix Suns briefly before embarking on his collegiate coaching career.
Biedenbach will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on May 9, 2014 at the Raleigh Convention Center.
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