Paul Biancardi is currently the national director for ESPN Recruiting in men’s basketball. Paul provides in depth recruiting analysis for the top collegiate basketball prospects on ESPN.com and on air for ESPN platforms. In addition Paul serves as the high school game analyst and college basketball and studio analyst. Active in the highest level of the high school game he serves on the prestigious McDonald’s All American committee, a voting member to the Naismith board of selectors for the boys high school player of the year, and as an advisor to the Gatorade national and state player of the year award.
Paul has a long and successful career as a division one basketball coach. During his tenure he has recruited and coached at schools such as Boston university , Boston College, The Ohio state university , Wright State university and Saint Louis university, he has recruited classes that were nationally ranked , player of the year award winners, McDonald all-Americans, and several all-league performers in the Big East, Big Ten, and the Horizon league.
In his most recent coaching position at Saint Louis he worked closely with the late Rick Majuers who said this about the former coach. “Paul has demonstrated the adept ability to identify and evaluate talent at a high level. He is diligent, determined, very smart and a self-starter basketball coach. Paul is an excellent teacher of the game and an outstanding coach” said Majerus July 1,2008.
Prior to his tenure as Majerus’ assistant, Biancardi was the head coach at Wright State from 2003-04 through 2005-06. In 2004, he was selected the Horizon League Coach of the Year, a first for WSU. The Boston native spent six years as an assistant coach at Ohio State where he was named associate head coach in his final season, and was an assistant coach at Boston College for seven seasons. During the 1989-90 campaign, Biancardi was an assistant coach at Boston University. He also served as an assistant at Suffolk University and Salem State College. During his career, he has been to a Final Four, an Elite Eight and won Big Ten co-championships, a Big Ten Tournament title and a Big East Championship.
Biancardi is a 1985 graduate of Salem State, where earned a degree in physical education, and was captain of the basketball team.
Paul graduated from Salem State University where he was named the James Twhohig award for outstanding Character, and Sportsmanship. He captained the team in his senior year which was coached by former Bulls head man Tom Thibodeau
He married Theresa Bonorden the former women’s head soccer coach at Boston College and their family resides in North Carolina.