Vanderbilt University hires Bryce Drew as men’s basketball coach

(Courtesy: ValpoAthletics.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Vanderbilt University has officially announced Bryce Drew as the head men’s basketball coach.

The university will officially introduce Drew Wednesday in a news conference at 3:30 p.m. Click here to watch the event live.

“Our goal was to identify a proven head coach capable of exciting Commodore Nation and perhaps most importantly, able to mirror Vanderbilt’s values and aspirations,” Athletic Director David Williams said. “With Bryce Drew we were able to check all those boxes. We are thrilled to welcome Coach Drew and his family to the Vanderbilt community and the great city of Nashville.”

Drew, a three-time Horizon League Coach of the Year and two-time NABC District 12 Coach of the Year, comes to the Commodores after a five-year stint at Valparaiso. While there he averaged 25 wins a season, won four regular season championships, and made four postseason appearances, two in the NCAA Tournament and two in the NIT, with the Crusaders.

He’s also the most decorated player in Valparaiso men’s basketball history. Drew spent the six seasons prior to his hiring as head coach in May of 2011 as a member of the Valparaiso coaching staff, helping the Crusaders win 102 games.

He replaces Kevin Stallings who has accepted a position with Pittsburgh.

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