Several outlets are reporting that a major change will be taking place tomorrow afternoon at Valparaiso: long-time head coach Homer Drew will be stepping down. The other part of that equation - and somewhat less surprising - is that his son Bryce Drew (of buzzer beater fame) will take over the program.
Homer has served as the Crusaders head coach for the last 23 seasons, a tenure that has produced a 371-304 record, seven NCAA Tournament appearances and a magical run to the Sweet 16 in 1998 on the heels of his son's mythic shot.
Bryce of course has quite the basketball resume. Prior to attending Valpo, he was Indiana's Mr. Basketball in 1994 and following his graduation, moved on to a brief career in the NBA. He was the 16th overall selection of the Houston Rockets (a first-rounder out of the Horizon League before Butler - imagine that) where he played for two seasons, before spending time with the Bulls and Hornets. He has served as an assistant coach alongside his father at Vaparaiso since 2005.
Homer has amassed a total of 640 wins in his career, a mark that puts him in the top 10 for active head coaches in Division 1 and 41st overall amongst all college coaches historically.