The long history of the men’s basketball program at Valparaiso University will begin a new chapter in 2016–2017, as head coach Bryce Drew ’98 departs to become the head coach at Vanderbilt University.
“We wish Bryce Drew and his family the best as they prepare for this next step in their journey,” said Mark LaBarbera, director of athletics. “It’s been a blessing to work with a man who embodies such character and faith. Bryce is an exceptional young coach who has been an integral part of the men’s basketball team’s success. We are confident we will continue to build on his success and look forward to the future.”
In his five years as head coach, Drew lifted the team’s national reputation and posted a 124-49 record, leading the team to four Horizon League regular season championships and two league tournament titles. A three-time Horizon League Coach of the Year, Drew led Valpo to the three winningest seasons in program history during his time at the helm. Prior to becoming head coach in May 2011, Drew spent six seasons as an assistant and associate head coach and starred for Valpo on the court from 1994 to 1998.