Tuesday , Jun , 28 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Bryce Drew named assistant coach at Valparaiso

Valparaiso, IN (Sports Network) – Bryce Drew, whose infamous buzzer-beater
shot gave Valparaiso its first NCAA Tournament victory in 1998, has returned
to his alma mater as an assistant coach to his father, Homer Drew.

Bryce Drew replaces Rex Walters, who became an assistant coach at Florida
Atlantic University. Drew played six years in the NBA and one year in Europe.
His 23-foot jumper beat Ole Miss in the 1998 NCAA Tournament.

“It is truly exciting to have Bryce join our staff,” Homer Drew said. “Bryce
brings to our program tremendous knowledge and understanding of the game, as
well as invaluable playing experience at the professional and collegiate

Bryce is the third member of the Drew family to coach basketball at
Valparaiso. His brother, Scott, served as head coach in 2002-03 after working
nine years as an associate head coach/assistant. Scott has been the head men’s
basketball coach at Baylor University since the 2003-04 season.