LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Women’s Basketball Head Coach Ali Jaques has announced the Rich Biddulph will serve as the program’s Director of Basketball Operations. Biddulph’s most recent stint was an assistant coach at State Fair Community College.
“Rich brings a great amount of experience to our staff,” Jaques added. “He has experienced success at all levels while coaching on both the men’s and women’s side. I was very impressed with his tireless work ethic and I know he is a person of great character who believes wholeheartedly in the mission of Siena College and our women’s basketball team.”
Biddulph brings over a decade of basketball experience with him to Loudonville, including three years as a collegiate assistant coach. He coached for two season at SFCC in Missouri. In his first season with the Lady Roadrunners, he helped the program to a 22-8 record with the team winning a Region 16 Tournament Championship before falling in the District K Championship. The following season, Biddulph led the team to a 19-9 overall record and a Region 16 Division I semifinal appearance.
“I am thrilled to return to the northeast to join Coach Jaques and her staff and become a part of the Siena Family,” Biddulph stated. “I look forward to doing all that I can to help the program pursue a championship and to put our student athletes in a position to achieve success on and off the court.”
Prior to his stint at SFCC, Biddulph spent one season as an assistant coach at Union County College (UCC), a NJCAA Division II school in New Jersey. He helped lead the program to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament for the first time in 20 years. The team finished the regular season with a 24-4 record, while claiming a Region 19 Championship, District O Championship and Conference Championship.
Biddulph also served as the head girls varsity basketball coach at The Patrick School in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Under Biddulph, the team won the Conference Championship and made a State Sectional semifinal appearance while finishing 20-6. He also served as the associate head boys varsity coach from 2011-13 and as an assistant coach from 2006-11.
The New Jersey native completed his masters at Central Methodist University. Biddulph earned his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a minor in Sociology with a concentration in Africana Studies from Haverford College.
Biddulph joins a Siena Women’s Basketball program which posted a 14-16 overall record last season and tied for third in the MAAC with a 13-7 league mark. The Saints ended the season by winning 12 of their final 18 games, and the team’s 13 MAAC victories were tied for the program’s most conference triumphs in 14 years.