Following up on a rumor that HoopDirt.com posted back on 9/12 (UMES DIRT). Ed Huckaby has officially joined Bobby Collins staff at Maryland-Eastern Shore.
Huckaby served six seasons as the head post graduate basketball coach at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Virginia. From 2009 -2015, Huckaby’s teams compiled a record of 147-39 and were consistently nationally ranked among the Top-10 programs in the nation. During three-of-six years, the Caissons were ranked the No. 1 post grad team in the country during the season. The team reached the national quarterfinals in 2013 and 2014.
During his tenure, 72 players signed Division I scholarships including Maryland Eastern Shore junior Ryan Andino and sophomore Ahmad Frist.
After Fishburne disbanded its post graduate program in 2015, he served one year as the head coach at Woodside High School in Newport News Virginia. He coached the Wolverines to 13-5 record and then the squad went on to an Eastern Region Championship and were group AAA state semi-finalists.
Prior to his arrival to Fishburne, Huckaby served as an assistant coach at Bethel High School in Hampton Virginia from 2007-2009 where helped guide the Bruins to back-to-back Peninsula Championships and the No. 1 ranking in Virginia. The Bruins were the 2008 VHSL State Runner-up.
From 2003-2006 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Huckaby served as the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach under Paul Biancardi, the 2004 Horizon League Coach of the Year (current ESPN National Recruiting Director). Huckaby recruited or coached four All-Horizon League Players, Including 2006 Horizon League Player of the Year Dasean Wood. During his tenure, the Raiders made one of the biggest turn arounds in the country including a 2003 pre-season NIT win.
Huckaby arrived on the campus of Hampton University in the fall of 1998 and coached for five years (1998-2003) under head coaches Steve Merfeld and Bobby Collins. During his time with at Hampton as the recruiting coordinator, Huckaby helped the Pirates post an impressive 110-68 record, including back-to-back 26-win seasons, MEAC regular season and tournament championships, and two NCAA Tournament appearances. Those trips to the dance were highlighted by a first-round victory over Big XII champion and No. 2 seeded Iowa State in 2001. While with the Pirates, he coached and recruited two MEAC Players of the Year and seven all-Conference players.
Prior to his days in Hampton, Huckaby served three seasons as associate men’s basketball coach at Owens Community College (Findlay, Ohio). The team posted an 88-16 overall record and a 30-6 mark in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference. The Express were ranked No. 1 in the country during two of those seasons in the final National Junior College Athletic Association national polls. In 1996, the Express reached the NJCAA Final 4.
Eight players were named All-Conference as well as two Player of the Year during his time in Ohio.
Huckaby also served four years in the United States Air Force (1983-1987).