INDIANAPOLIS — Homer Drew taught dozens of basketball players how to beat the odds on the basketball court.
Now, those players are exhorting their ex-coach to take the same attitude into his own battle with cancer.
Valparaiso athletic department spokesman Aaron Leavitt confirmed Tuesday night that both the 67-year-old Drew and his wife, Janet, were recently diagnosed with cancer. The family is withholding additional details about the illnesses, for now.
"Janet and myself both appreciate all the thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time for our family," Drew said in a statement released through the university.
(via Former Valparaiso Crusaders coach Homer Drew, wife have cancer - ESPN)
Wow. This is horrible. Both at the same time. STF is pulling for the entire Drew family.