State Fair Community College Lady Roadrunners Assistant Basketball Coach Rich Biddulph has accepted a new position as Director of Basketball Operations for the women's program at Siena College. Siena is an NCAA Division I program in Albany, New York.
"The position at Siena is a great basketball opportunity," said Biddulph. "The Siena community reminds me of the close knit environment at State Fair. It is also a short drive from my family in New Jersey, which was very important to me."
Biddulph helped lead SFCC to a 19-9 record and an appearance in the Region 16tournament semifinal round and a Missouri Community College Athletic Conference Championship during the 2016-2017 season. He helped the team to a 22-8 record in the 2015-2016 season, and the team won a Region 16 tournament championship before falling in the District K championship game.
"Coach Biddulph has done a good job here at State Fair," said Head Basketball Coach Kevin Bucher. "He helped with academics as well as coaching. I'm sure his responsibilities will increase at Siena. He will gain new experiences from recruiting to scheduling trips and game management as well as film break down and opponent scouting. I know he's excited about getting closer to home. He did a great job in the two years he was here. We wish him the best of luck at Siena."
Coach Biddulph will take several important memories with him from his time at SFCC.
"My two favorite memories here took place off the basketball court," said Biddulph. "One was graduation this past May when the players that I came in with in 2015 received their degrees at SFCC. I was very proud of what they accomplished on and off the court. They are moving forward in pursuit of their academic goals, and I was lucky enough to be a part of that.
"My other favorite memory is just how wonderful the people at State Fair Community College are, how well they treated me and how many great friends I've made. I have enjoyed the past two years immensely and loved working for State Fair. It is very difficult to leave this place, but it will always be a big part of me."
Coach Biddulph is very appreciative of the people that he had a chance to work with at SFCC, as well as the Sedalia community at large.
"I would like to thank all of the State Fair community for making my two years here so wonderful," said Biddulph. "I am very grateful to Dr. Anderson, Dr. Bates, Mr. Pannier, and Coach Bucher for giving me the opportunity. The Booster Club and community were so welcoming that I felt right at home from the beginning."