Bryce Drew, Valpo agree on new 10-year deal

Updated: December 18, 2013

Valparaiso, IN (Sports Network) – Valparaiso and men’s basketball coach Bryce
Drew have agreed on a new 10-year contract, the school announced Wednesday.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Drew, who famously made a buzzer-beater to give Valparaiso its first NCAA
Tournament win in 1998, replaced his father Homer as head coach in May 2011.

The younger Drew is 55-25 as head coach of the Crusaders, including 7-5 this
season. He was the fastest coach in program history to reach 50 wins, doing it
in the second game this season.

He led the Crusaders to regular-season Horizon League titles in his first two
seasons and a berth in the NCAA Tournament in the second season.

Drew said in a statement that “coming to work does not feel like a job but a
part of who I am.”

He graduated from the school in 1998 after starting for four years on the
basketball team and played six seasons in the NBA for the Rockets, Bulls and
Hornets, averaging 4.4 points in 243 career games.