ABOUT COACH

Paul Biancardi is the ESPN National Recruiting Director for Boys High School Basketball.

He is the lead analyst for all high school basketball games, which include Summer of Next, Gecio ESPN High School Showcase Series, Dick's Nationals, Jordan Brand Classic, Nike Hoop Summit and the McDonald’s All American Scrimmage.

The former Horizon League Coach of the Year at Wright State University will also serve as a college basketball analyst on the ESPN networks.

Biancardi first joined ESPN in 2006 as a college and high school basketball analyst. He became ESPN’s national recruiting director in 2008. He is voting member of the McDonald’s All American Committee and the Gatorade State and National Player of the Year.

Prior to joining ESPN, Biancardi was the head coach at Wright State University, where he was named Horizon League Coach of the Year in 2004. He was an assistant coach at St. Louis (2007-08), Ohio State (2003-1997) and Boston College (1997-90). While coaching the Eagles, the team reached the Elite Eight (1994) and the Big East Championship (1997). Hoop Scoop Online named him the No. 1 assistant coach in the country in 2002 and he helped the Buckeyes make four NCAA Tournament appearances, including reaching the 1999 Final Four.

Biancardi is a 1985 graduate of Salem State and earned a degree in physical education. He played four years and was voted team captain as a senior. As a senior, he was selected for the “James Twohig Award” for outstanding character, sportsmanship and dedication.

At Salem State, he played for Tom Thibodeau, the current head coach and President of the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

Biancardi is originally from Boston and was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997 at Pope John XXIII High School. He currently resides in Charlotte, N.C.

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