Baylor Coach Scott Drew: God Wanted Me Here

Drew, who has coached Baylor since 2003, has the No. 1 Bears atop the college basketball world

Tiki and Tierney
February 12, 2020 - 7:39 am

Baylor (22-1) is ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll yet again this week. It is the Bears’ fourth consecutive week atop the college basketball rankings – and the first time a Texas school has been ranked No. 1 this long since 1968. That’s right: 1968. As in, over a half century ago.

Folks in Waco? Well, they’re on cloud nine.

“To see the excitement people have for Baylor basketball and to see how people view it – as a parent at Christmastime, you want all your kids happy,” Baylor head coach Scott Drew said on Tiki & Tierney. “To see our past players and our current players just being proud of what they’re doing and what they’ve helped build gives you a lot of joy. The success that they’ve had, that’s what makes coaching what it’s about today.”

Baylor lost its second game of the season, 67-64, to Washington on Nov. 8. Since then, the Bears have won 21 straight games, beating the likes of Villanova, Arizona, Butler, Texas Tech and Kansas. Guard Jared Butler and center MaCio Teague lead the team in scoring with 15.0 and 14.4 points, respectively.

Drew has coached at Baylor since 2003 and led the Bears to the NIT championship in 2013. He doesn’t plan on leaving anytime soon.

“Well, I came to Baylor because I prayed about it and felt like God wanted me here,” Drew said. “When He wants to move me, I will go. Until then, we’re just going to keep doing what we’re doing here and keep building Baylor basketball.”