Coach Billy Edge joins the Calvary University staff with over 25 years of experience. He has spent many years coaching at a variety of levels and environments that include the NCAA DI, NJCAA DI, NAIA, & NCCAA.
As a collegiate assistant coach, some of his stops have included Kennesaw State University (2009-2010) where he assisted them in reaching the semifinals of the A-Sun tournament and earned his mentorship under Tony Ingle. At Bevill State Community College (2005-2006) he spent his time scouting, recruiting, and fulfilling many administrative duties. At Cincinnati Christian University (2004-2005) he served as a player and student-coach.
During his time at the high school ranks and as head basketball coach at Whitefield Academy (2014-2016) he managed to help lead them to their winningest season in 15 years in only his first year, while achieving that same success off the court with an average GPA of 3.4 during in two seasons. He also spent time at Russell County High School (2016-2017) where he helped develop new locker rooms, build strong leadership programs, and establish a consistent conditioning program.
He has also been a part of many programs as an assistant coach. While at Bluegrass Baptist in Lexington, Ky, he helped lead them to the KCAA State Championship (1998-2000). During his time at Franklin County (2006-2007), he led the Freshmen team to an 18-2 record and Region 11 Championship. During his time at Excel Christian Academy (2013), he was instrumental in specifically developing their strength and conditioning program.
Some of his most valued time was spent during his numerous years working with over 80 athletes in both basketball and softball with Special Olympics in both Kentucky and Alabama; winning the state SOKY basketball championship in 2005 and state softball SOKY championships in 2005 and 2006.
He also served with Sports Ambassadors in Guatemala and El Salvador on a basketball mission trip in 2002.
Over the last three years he has worked to build a strong Lady Cougars girls’ basketball program in Somerset, KY, where in just the last two years they won a NCSAA Championship in 2022 and were runner up in 2023 in the East Coast Nationals.
Over the course of many years, he has ran his own fundamental basketball camps. In addition, he has been a part of many other basketball camps and clinics that have included the University of Kentucky (John Calipari & Billy Gillespie), Duke University (Mike Krzyzewski), the University of Louisville (Rick Pitino), the University of North Carolina (Roy Williams), Kennesaw State University (Tony Ingle) and Derek Anderson (Kentucky Alum) to name a few.
Other hobbies include studying the Bible, spending time with his wife and children, walking, tennis, and all things college basketball. Currently, he is writing a children’s series on the attributes of God.
He played for two years at Cincinnati Christian University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree (2005) in Biblical Studies for the Helping Professions while earning two minors in Sports Management and Coaching. Later, he would go on to earn his Master’s Degree (2011) in Sports Coaching with the United States Sports Academy with honors.
He and his wife, Lori, have seven children, Tristan (23), Cake (19), Blake (14), Brooke (13), Brayson (11), Porter (7), and Gunner Blade (2).