Baylor Bears defeated Gonzaga Bulldgos 86-70 and became the winner of the NCAA Final Four.. The Texas franchise won its first college basketball title in the United States, after losing the decisive game to Kentucky in 1948. Behind such a historical fact is the coach Scott drew, who came to the team in the middle of a scandalous situation.
After arriving in Waco, Texas, in 2003, as the Bears’ new head coach, he has become the guide to glory. Drew accepted the position when Baylor was embroiled in a scandal: Former team coach Dave Bliss resigned after investigations carried out internally by the University and also by the NCAA accused him of serious violations, including tuition fees for players.
One of those players was Patrick Dennehy, who was later killed by a teammate named Carlton Dotson, who was sentenced to 35 years in 2005. Following this, almost all the best players on the team transferred to other programs after school officials granted the team a full release.
Since then, Drew has spent most of his time restoring the Bears’ reputation and leading them to success. Through his nearly 18 years at Baylor, he has accomplished so much thanks to the unwavering support of his wife, Kelly.
Together they have created a scholarship fund to help students who would not otherwise have the means to attend college.. In addition to this historic title, Drew led Baylor to an appearance on Sweet 16 in 2010, just after the team came out of the NCAA fines and suspensions for what happened in 2003.