Bryce Drew came to national attention as a player in the 1998 NCAA tournament as 13th seeded Valparaiso upset 4 seed Ole Miss on Drew’s buzzer-beating bomb. Now in his third head coaching job and 1st year with a rebuilding Grand Canyon, the former high school ‘Mr. Indiana’ talks with Adam Finkelstein on the challenges of coaching during Covid-19.
Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana the 1998 NBA 1st round pick by the Houston Rockets had stints with the Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Hornets as well as logging some playing time in Europe. In 2011 he took over coaching duties at his college alma mater following his dad’s retirement.
In preparation for getting his GCU Antelopes ready, several of his players tested positive for Covid-19. While the start of the 2020 season remains a mystery, Bryce Drew continues to draw on his strong faith in these uncertain times.
Recent guests on The Upside include:
- Phil Armstrong, Tulsa 1921 Race Massacre Centennial Commission
- Jeff Capel and Steve Wojciechoski
- Counzo Martin
- Dr. Scott Brooks
- UCLA Head Coach Mick Cronin
- CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein
- Texas Longhorn coach Shaka Smart
- Chris Herren
- ESPN’s Paul Biancardi
- Penn State coach Pat Chambers
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