Mr. Eddy was a basketball player extraordinaire, accomplished coach and well-respected athletic director. As a 3-year starter and captain at Purdue University, Mr. Eddy won a national championship and was elected as an All-Big Ten Forward on the 1934 Conference Championship team.
He lead Madison High School to a state championship and then began his career at Purdue from 1950 to 1965 where later he became its athletic director. Mr. Eddy was inducted in the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1972 and in the Purdue Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.
Mr. Eddy has been recognized by A.G. Spaulding Co. as the coach who originated the orange basketball.