The State Fair Community College Lady Roadrunners have found Jordan Greenleaf’s replacement as the assistant coach.
Rich Biddulph Jr. joins the team after Greenleaf joined the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith coaching staff. Biddulph comes in with experience as a collegiate assistant coach and high school head coach.
“I have a strong passion for coaching junior college basketball,” Biddulph said in a press release. “I enjoy the opportunities it gives to develop student athletes both on and off the court early in their college careers. I really like coaching the women’s game, and SFCC has a strong program. Coach (Kevin) Bucher has done a great job building the program into one of the top in the region, district and country. The opportunity to coach full-time junior college basketball at a high level and to work with Coach Bucher is what attracted me to SFCC.”
Biddulph spent last season as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Union County College, an NJCAA Division II school in Cranford, New Jersey.
He helped lead the Owls to a berth in the NJCAA Division II national tournament in Overland Park, Kansas, for the first time in nearly 20 years. Union County finished its regular season with a 24-4 record and claimed Region 19, District O and conference championships during his season there.
The New Jersey native served as the head varsity girl’s basketball coach at the Patrick School in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in its first season in existence. He led the team to a 20-6 record, a conference championship and a state sectional semifinal appearance.
Biddulph served as the associate head boy’s varsity basketball coach at the Patrick School from 2011-2013 and as an assistant coach from 2003-2011.
“What sold me was the fact that he really loved the junior college style,” Bucher said in a press release. “He reminds me a lot of Coach (Darren) Pannier and me when we first started. He is full of energy and excitement. He wants to help build this program.”
Biddulph said he’s excited to working with Bucher.
“I’m looking forward to doing whatever he needs me to do and to help attract student athletes from my region of the country,” he said. “I want to make them aware of the opportunities SFCC has. I’m hungry to learn and improve as a coach.”