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Dr. Homer Drew
2011-12 Hall of Fame
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Men's Basketball Coach, 1988-2002, 2003-2011
Dr. Homer Drew

 

A fixture on the sidelines for more than two decades, Dr. Homer Drew led Valparaiso University to 371 victories and nine postseason appearances while at the helm of the Crusader basketball program. 

Drew ended his career, which also included stints at Bethel (Ind.) and IU-South Bend, with 640 career victories over 34 seasons overall, where he ranked sixth among active Division I coaches at the time of his retirement.  The nine postseason appearances include seven trips to the NCAA Tournament, highlighted by the Crusaders’ run to the Sweet 16 in 1998. 

A four-time Mid-Continent Conference Coach of the Year, Drew led the Brown and Gold to eight regular season conference championships, eight conference tournament titles, and 10 20-win seasons.  He has had 35 players go on to play professional basketball or baseball. 

Drew has also been honored as one of the 150 most influential people in Valparaiso University history and was presented in 1999 with the Lumen Christi Medal, the University’s highest honor, in recognition of a lay person’s distinguished service to church and society. 

He also has received the Mid-Continent Conference’s Commissioner’s Award of Merit in 2002 and was honored with the Naismith Good Sportsmanship Award in 1998.  In 2010, the playing floor in the arena of Athletics-Recreation Center was named in his honor. 

He is currently an associate director of athletics at Valparaiso University.

2011-12 Hall of Fame
Dr. Homer DrewMen's Basketball Coach, 1988-2002, 2003-2011
Katie (Bova) HoffmanVolleyball, 2002-2005
James Malayter, M.D.Football, 1962-1965, Team Physician 1983-2007
Lauren (Moulton) MarshallVolleyball, 2002-2005
Tom SmithBasketball, 1962-1966, Men’s Basketball Coach, 1980-1988
Russ SteinbeckBaseball, 1964-1967
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler