Bryce Drew replaces dad as coach of Valparaiso
The AP reports:
Valparaiso is keeping its basketball coaches all in the family.
Longtime Crusaders coach Homer Drew announced Tuesday that he was retiring for a second time and again turning over the reins to one of his sons. This time, it’s former Valparaiso star Bryce Drew taking over for dad less than eight years after his brother was the head coach here, too.
“My vision is very simple,” Bryce Drew said. “To my dad, I’m extremely proud of what you accomplished here. To my brother, I’m very proud of what you’ve accomplished here. But my dream is to take Valpo to the next level.”
Homer Drew certainly did his part in 22 seasons with the Crusaders.
In 1988, he took over a program that had never been to the NCAA tournament, never won a conference title or posted a winning record in its Division I era.