Baylor men’s basketball head coach Scott Drew is one of eight new members of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, as the University announced on Wednesday.
The two-time national coach of the year joins Robert Brazile (Houston Oilers), Jose Cruz (Houston Astros), Carlette Guidry Falkquay (University of Texas), Priest Holmes (San Antonio Marshall High School/University of Texas), Adrian Peterson (Palestine High School), Cynthia Potter (Houston Lamar HS) and Michael Strahan (Texas Southern) in the newest TSHOF Class.
The turnaround that Drew has made at Baylor over his two decades of work has been nothing short of a miracle, reaching its height in April of 2021 when the Bears captured the program’s first-ever National Championship.
In a press release, Baylor outlined the works that Drew has performed over the years, and why he was a no-brainer to be inducted into the TSHOF.
With 397 wins, he is Baylor’s all-time winningest coach and has transformed the Bears into one of the most consistent programs in the game, joining Kansas as the only Power-5 program with 18+ wins every season since 2008.
In addition to the national title in 2021, Drew has led Baylor to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances, five Sweet 16 berths and three trips to the Elite Eight. Additionally, the program achieved its first No. 1 national ranking, a Big 12 Conference-record 23-game winning streak, two five-week streaks at No. 1, and an entire season ranked in the nation’s top-3 in 2021.
Baylor joins Gonzaga as the only programs ranked No. 1 nationally in each of the last three seasons and is one of four programs to earn No. 1 national rankings in four of the last six seasons, joining Duke, Gonzaga and Kansas. Baylor has averaged 24 wins per season since the first year Drew led BU to the NCAA Tournament in 2008.
Drew is set to coach in his 20th season at Baylor, and looks to have another special squad on his hands in 2022-23. The Bears are tied with Kansas at No. 5 in the initial AP Top 25 Poll, and just edged out the Jayhawks as the betting favorite to win the Big 12 Title.