Bryce Drew promoted on dad's staff at Valpo

Updated: October 24, 2006, 9:46 AM ET
Associated Press

VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Bryce Drew, who led Valparaiso to the round of 16 eight years ago, was promoted to associate head coach at the school under his father.

Homer Drew hired his son last year as an assistant coach responsible for basketball development, recruiting and scouting.

"His knowledge of the sport and background at Valpo have made him a valuable part of the staff, and we look forward to working together with him for many years," athletic director Mark LaBarbera said.

He is the third member of the Drew family to coach for the Crusaders. Homer Drew coached the Crusaders for 16 seasons and Scott Drew was an assistant coach and spent one year as head coach when his father retired.

Homer Drew returned when Scott Drew accepted a coaching job at Baylor.

Bryce Drew is Valparaiso's career leader in points (2,142), assists (626) and three-point shots made (364).

Drew hit a 3-pointer as time expired to give Valparaiso a 70-69 upset over Mississippi in the first round of the 1998 NCAA Tournament. That summer, the Houston Rockets selected him with the 16th overall pick in the NBA draft.

He also played for the Chicago Bulls and the Charlotte-New Orleans Hornets.


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