Eddie Biedenbach wears interim tag at UNCW

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Submitted: Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:04pm
Updated: Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:26am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Buzz Peterson is out. Eddie Biedenbach is still in, but for how long? “Whenever they said I would be the interim head coach I asked for how long will that be?”, Eddie Biedenbach said. “Until we do a national search, which I assume they want to be done quickly”. The search which is already underway, will likely last 3 to 6 weeks. It could be quicker if UNCW athletics director Jimmy Bass finds the right guy at the right price, right away. “Buzz is a great guy, great coach. Enjoyed working for him. Buzz didn’t do anything wrong here,” Biedenbach tells WWAY. “Sometimes these situations occur. I came here to work for Buzz Peterson. The new guy coming in, I would like to keep my position. If they think that I’m the guy that should this, then I’d much rather be a head coach.”

Eddie Biedenbach was the head coach at UNC Asheville for 17 years. He clearly loved coaching the Bulldogs. He loved being part of the Seahawks this past season too, except for all the losses. “I was looking forward to being a part of this program getting it not back where it should, but where it should be.”

All of the Seahawk assistant basketball coaches remain on staff.


  • SayWha? says:

    “He loved being part of the Seahawks this past season too, except for all the losses”.

  • Vog46 says:

    call the position a temporary position and call Olsteen staffing
    Typically they get paid less and there’s no long term contract to buyout should the new coach not work out.
    I can envision some entrepreneur getting a company up and running with former collegiate coaches “on call” ready to work for say $100K per year as a “temp” coach.


  • Guest2020 says:

    With it being a government job they have to at least go through the motions of posting and interviewing and all of that.

  • guest01010 says:

    They aren’t going to find anyone better than Eddie.

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