honors alumni, under the age of 40, who have enhanced the prestige of the university by virtue of their character, integrity, and personal accomplishments.
Name: Scott Drew
Major: Master of Liberal Studies
Home: Waco, Texas
Employer: Baylor University
Job Title: Head Basketball Coach
Scott Drew ’94 M.A.L.S. received his master’s degree in liberal studies from Valparaiso University after completing his undergraduate work at Butler University. After graduating, Drew served Valpo as assistant and then associate men's basketball coach for a decade, during which time he helped lead the team to nine straight Mid-Continent Conference championships, as well as an appearance in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. Court Vision named Drew the 1998-’99 National Recruiter of the Year, and in 2001 Drew helped create the sixth-best recruiting class in the nation. As the impetus behind VU's internationalization of the recruiting process, he used his European coaching experience to draw more than 10 players to the team from Europe, Africa and South America. Drew served as first vice president for the National Association of Basketball Coaches Assistant Coaches committee, as well as on the National Invitation Tournament committee. After accepting the head basketball coach position at Baylor University in 2003, Drew led his new team through one of the most challenging rebuilding periods ever experienced in college basketball. He was quickly recognized at the national level as a talented recruiter and gifted leader as he coached his team to an impressive number of Big-12 Conference wins.