Homer Drew to coach Valparaiso again

Updated: August 22, 2003, 4:58 PM ET

VALPARAISO, Indiana - Valparaiso University did not have look far to find a new basketball coach.

Hours after Scott Drew left the school to take the position at Baylor, Valparaiso on Friday named his father, Homer Drew, to once again guide the program.

Homer Drew, the winningest coach in Valpo history, went 236-184 with the Crusaders between 1988-2002. After resigning as head coach on April 25, 2002, he became the school's special assistant to the presdient for university advancement.

"I am delighted to have Homer join our athletics family once again," athletic director William Steinbrecher said. "He's already a master coach and it's a blessing to have him available to assume the leadership of our men's basketball program."

A four-time Mid-Continent Conference Coach of the Year who has a career record of 505-306, Drew led the Crusaders to six NCAA Tournament appearances, including five in a row from 1996-2000.

In 1998, Drew's younger son, Bryce, nailed a buzzer-beater in a first-round upset of Mississippi en route to a "Sweet 16" appearance.

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