Paul Biancardi is currently the ESPN National Recruiting Director for Boys High School Basketball. Coach Biancardi has 35 years of experience either coaching college basketball or serving as a recruitment director. He has applied these insights to be the lead analyst for all high school basketball games. Biancardi officially became Coach Biancardi when he began as an assistant coach at Boston College. He was an assistant coach at Boston College (1990-1997), Ohio State University (1997-2003), and St. Louis (2007-2008). 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 1999 Final Four. Afterward, he became the head coach at Wright St University for 3 seasons.
Coach 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 a voting member of the McDonald’s All American Committee, the Gatorade State and National Player of the Year, and the Naismith Player of the Year.
Biancardi is a 1985 graduate of Salem State and earned a degree in physical education. He played for 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. Biancardi is originally from Boston and was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997 at Pope John XXIII High School.
Brian Good enters his 14th season as the head men's basketball coach at Wingate University. He is the program's all-time leader in career wins, leading the Bulldogs to a pair of SAC Tournament titles and four NCAA Tournament appearances. In his 17 years as an NCAA Division II coach, Good has an overall record of 277-197. Good led the Bulldogs to a 20-11 record and their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance during the 2016-17 season, posting a 16-6 SAC record for the second straight year. Wingate earned the at-large bid and 20-win season despite starting the year 3-7 overall and 1-4 in league play. Good has guided the 'Dogs to NCAA Tournament appearances four times in the last six years.
Good led the Bulldogs to a 22-9 record in the 2012-13 season, culminating with Wingate's second consecutive Food Lion SAC Tournament title. The Bulldogs earned their second consecutive bid to the NCAA Tournament while advancing to the NCAA regional semifinals for the second consecutive year.
The Bulldogs finished second in the SAC during the 2012-13 season, going 14-4 in league play. Wingate finished at the top of the league in field goal percentage and field goal percentage defense during conference games, while also leading the SAC in blocks and ranking second in rebounding margin. Good led the Bulldogs to the 2011-12 SAC Tournament title, which was Wingate's first since the 2006-07 season. The Bulldogs won 11 of their last 13 contests in the 2011-12 season. Good led the Bulldogs to a 19-10 overall record during the 2010-11 season. Wingate finished second in the South Atlantic Conference regular-season and tournament races.
Good brings playing and/or coaching experience in all three NCAA divisions to the table. Prior to taking the Wingate position, Good spent four seasons as head men's basketball coach at Queens University of Charlotte. He led the Royals to a 72-45 overall record, helping Queens make back-to-back NCAA appearances in his final two campaigns. A member of the Conference Carolinas, the Royals posted a 51-29 league slate during Good's tenure.
During his time as a basketball student-athlete at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Good was a four-year letter winner and Big Ten Conference free throw champion. A native of Rossville, Ind., Good received an M.A. degree in Athletic Administration from the University of South Dakota in 1995. He earned a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993.
Grant Leonard was promoted to head men’s basketball coach in Spring 2022. Leonard, who has been coaching for 18 years, joined the Royals in 2013 and has served as associate head men’s basketball coach since 2016. He is the sixth head coach in Queens men’s basketball history. Leonard has been a key component to the Royals’ success on the court for nearly a decade as Queens has posted a 189-37 record and an impressive .837 winning percentage over the past seven seasons. The Royals have been nationally ranked in the top 25 in 111 of 112 polls (NABC or D2SIDA) dating back to November 2015. Additionally, they have reached the top 10 in each of the last seven seasons peaking at No. 1 in January of 2018.
Recording a winning streak of eight or more games in each of the last eight seasons with this year’s 17-game winning streak setting a new program record, the Royals have made seven consecutive NCAA Championship appearances. They completed the 2021-22 season reaching the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in the past six seasons which includes the COVID-interrupted 2019-20 season. Queens also recorded its fourth 30-plus win season.
Queens won the 2018 and 2019 Southeast Regional Championships to advance to the Elite 8 in back-to-back seasons, advancing to the national semifinals in 2018. Leonard also helped the Royals secure three regular-season titles and two conference tournament titles after finishing in the top two for eight consecutive seasons in South Atlantic Conference play.
Leonard graduated Cum Laude from William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa, in 2004, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He was a two-time Daktronics Academic All-Region Player as well as a two-time Midwest Classic Academic All-Conference Player with the Statesmen. He also holds a master’s degree in psychology from Washington College.
Larry Davis has spent the last years at York Prep as the Athletic Director and Boy’s Basketball coach before taking the head coaching position at Mars Hill University. Prior to joining York Prep, Davis served as the Director of Operations for Men’s Basketball at James Madison University during the 2016-17 season. In the 2015-16 season, Davis spent a year in the South Atlantic Conference as an Assistant Coach with Newberry. He coached high school basketball in 2011 with Lewisville High School as the Head Boys Varsity Coach and was there for two years before taking the same position for two years at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, beginning in 2013. Before joining Northwestern, he was named South Carolina Coach of the Year after leading Lewisville to a South Carolina Class 1-A State Championship.
Davis was a standout high school and collegiate player, being named South Carolina’s “Mr. Basketball” and was the state’s Player of the Year in 1991. He won Denmark-Olar High School’s State and National Scoring titles during the 1990-91 season, averaging 44.7 points per game, and was a McDonald’s All-American Nominee as well as the first State of South Carolina Dean Smith signee in 1991.
Davis graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts in 1997. Davis spent two years as an NBA Summer League Athlete in 2001-03 and in 2006, was honored as a University of South Carolina Legend. He was later named to their Hall of Fame in 2017.