Bryce Drew

Bryce Drew (born September 21, 1974)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Grand Canyon Antelopes
Current conference: Western Athletic Conference (WAC)
Valparaiso record: 124-49 (.717)
Vanderbilt record: 40-59 (.404)
Grand Canyon record: 40-15 (.727)
Overall record: 204-123 (.624)

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Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2020-present Grand Canyon
2016-2019 Vanderbilt
2011-2016 Valparaiso
2006-2011 Valparaiso (assoc. HC)
2005-2006 Valparaiso (asst)

Bryce Drew Facts

  • Bryce Homer Drew
  • Born September 21, 1974
  • Hometown: Baton Rogue, Louisiana / Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: Valparaiso University (BS, 1998)
  • Father, Homer Drew, was the head coach at Valparaiso from 1988-2002 and 2003-2011
    • Brother, Scott Drew, was the Valpo head coach for the 2002-03 season before leaving for Baylor
  • Played for his father at Valparaiso from 1994-1998, becoming a college basketball icon as a senior for a game winning shot in the NCAA Tournament that allowed the 13-seed Crusaders to upset 4-seed Ole Miss in the first round
    • Drafted 16th overall in the 1998 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets; went on to play six seasons for three NBA teams
    • During his pro career, Drew played for head coaches Rudy Tomjanovich, Tim Floyd and Paul Silas
  • Started his coaching career by becoming an assistant – and eventually associate head coach – to his father at Valpo; took over the program when his father retired in 2011
  • Hired as the Vanderbilt head coach in April 2016, leading the Commodores to the NCAA Tournament in his first season
    • Fired in March 2019 after just three seasons; had gone 0-18 in the SEC in his third year at the helm
  • In March 2020, Drew was hired to be the new head coach at Grand Canyon in the WAC
  • Along with his wife, Tara, has one son

Bryce Drew Coaching Tree

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