Drew Valentine

Drew Valentine (born May 25, 1991)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Loyola Ramblers
Current conference: Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10)
Loyola (IL) record: 58-39 (.598)
Overall record: 58-39 (.598)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-present Loyola (IL)
2017-2021 Loyola (IL) (asst)
2015-2017 Oakland (asst)
2013-2015 Michigan State (grad. asst)

Drew Valentine Facts

  • Carlton Andrew Valentine II
  • Born May 25, 1991
  • Hometown: Lansing, Michigan
  • Alma Mater: Oakland University (BA, 2013)
  • Played football and basketball at Sexton HS in Lansing, MI, earning All-State honors in the latter as a senior in 2009
  • Was a four-year contributor for Greg Kampe at Oakland, where he was part of two NCAA Tournament teams and graduated in 2013 and the winningest player in program history (87 victories)
  • Started his coaching career back in Lansing, spending two seasons as a graduate assistant for Tom Izzo at Michigan State
    • Younger brother, Denzel, was a star player for the Spartans; Drew was part of MSU’s 2015 Final Four staff
  • Hired by Greg Kampe as an assistant coach in 2015 and spent the next two seasons working at his alma mater
  • Joined Porter Moser‘s staff at Loyola Chicago in 2017, working as an assistant for the next four seasons
  • In April 2021, following Moser’s departure to Oklahoma, Valentine was promoted to head coach of the Ramblers
    • Finished 2nd in the MVC in his first season, then won the MVC Tournament to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament
    • The program moved to the Atlantic 10 in 2022 and after finishing last place in their first season, the Ramblers won a share of the A-10 regular season title in 2024 – an 11-win turnaround year over year

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