THIS IS THE GET IN THE GAME PODCAST
WITH SCOTT LINEBRINK
When it comes to the Drews, basketball is in their blood. You’d be hard-pressed to find a family with more years of coaching experience than Homer Drew and his sons, Scott and Bryce.
Homer coached for 41 years at a number of schools, including a long stint at Valparaiso University from 1988-2011, aside from the 2002-03 season when Scott served as head coach. It was there that, in 1998, Homer led the 13th-seeded Crusaders to their first-ever Sweet 16 appearance, a run that included one of the signature moments in NCAA Tournament history when Bryce hit a buzzer-beater to knock off fourth-seeded Ole Miss in the opening round.
Scott spent nine seasons as an assistant at Valparaiso before taking over as head coach and winning the regular-season conference title. He then took over as head coach of Baylor University, where he won the 2021 NCAA championship and has been named the Big 12 Coach of the Year three times.
Homer came out of retirement to return as head coach at Valparaiso until he handed over the job to Bryce in 2011. Bryce remained in that job until becoming the head coach at Vanderbilt University in 2016. He now serves as the head coach at Grand Canyon University, where in 2021 he guided the program to its first Western Athletic Conference regular season and conference championships, and thus its first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Faith has guided all three of them in their coaching careers, and their relationship with Scott Linebrink goes back to the days at Valparaiso. They join Scott this week on “Get in the Game” to reflect on their careers, the joy they get in coaching, and how they try to reflect God in their careers.
“Get in the Game” is part of the Sports Spectrum Podcast Network.