Brian Bidlingmyer was one of eight individuals that was part of the 2019 Class that was inducted into the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Tangier restaurant in Akron, Ohio (bio listed below). Besides Brian’s athletic accomplishments in high school and college (as a player and coach), Brian is very active in the Barberton community and also serves as the coordinator for the Greynolds Classic. The Greynolds Classic was started by Brian’s father and former Barberton Athletic Director Larry Bidlingmyer. His wife, Marty, and Brian run the event now with BCSD Assistant Superintendent Jason Ondrus. The Classic has raised over $220,000 for stroke awareness and Barberton youth programs since it started.
Congratulations to Brian and his family on this very prestigious accomplishment.
Akron Beacon Journal (June 23, 2019) – CLICK HERE .
Akron Beacon Journal (October 1, 2019) – CLICK HERE .
Brian Bidlingmyer — Basketball
Bidlingmyer is a 1991 graduate of Barberton and a 1995 graduate of Siena College, where he was a four-year letter winner in basketball. He was a two-time captain in 1994 and 1995, while playing in 118 consecutive games. He led Siena to the NIT final four in 1994, finishing in third place. He is in the top 25 all-time in school history in assists, steals and rebounding and still holds the MAAC record for steals in a game with 10. Bidlingmyer also coached college basketball for 17 years and led three teams to the NCAA Tournament, two to the NIT, and four college all-star teams in world competitions. He is also a member of the Barberton Sports Hall of Fame and Academic Hall of Fame.