Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

NEW PODCAST: Bryce Drew - Grand Canyon University Men's Basketball Coach

THIS IS EPISODE 578 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

Bryce Drew is the men’s basketball coach at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. He was named to the position on March 17, 2020. Prior to GCU, he was the head coach at Vanderbilt from 2016-2019 and his alma mater, Valparaiso, from 2011-2016.

In high school, Drew was a standout player and named Indiana’s Mr. Basketball in 1994. At Valpo, his college career saw him win Mid-Continent Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons (1997,98) and hit a very famous game-winning shot to help his team beat Ole Miss in the 1998 NCAA Tournament.

After college, Drew was selected 16th overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 1998 NBA Draft. He played six seasons in the NBA with the Rockets, Bulls and Hornets, before moving onto coaching. His brother, Scott, is currently the head coach at Baylor, and their father, Homer, was the longtime coach at Valparaiso.

Today on the podcast, Bryce Drew shares about his new coaching role at GCU, how often he’s asked about the 1998 March Madness buzzer beater, his favorite NBA story, the lesson he learned from being fired, and the importance of his faith in Christ.

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