Servant Leadership: Creating a Culture of J.O.Y.
Head Coach Scott Drew rebuilt the Baylor basketball team and led them to an NCAA Championship with a powerful emphasis on J.O.Y. – Jesus, Others, Yourself. Sharing lessons from his legendary coaching family (his father is famed college basketball coach Homer Drew) and career, Drew offers takeaways about developing the qualities of a faith-based servant leader – humility and respect for your team regardless of outcomes – that will be relevant to any organization and industry.
Building a Winning Organizational Culture
Head Coach Scott Drew rebuilt the Baylor basketball team and led them to an NCAA Championship by revolutionizing the organizational culture, focusing on responding to needs with flexibility, creating the consistency all teams need to thrive, and identifying and growing talent to ensure the entire institution’s success.
NCAA Championship-winning Head Coach Scott Drew achieved legendary coaching status when he rebuilt the Baylor basketball team from the ground up. With humility, grace, and contagious good humor, Drew outlines his strategies for staying focused on faith and trusting God’s path no matter the outcome.
Overcoming Obstacles with Strategy
Head Coach Scott Drew shares candid insights about overcoming failure and strategizing for institutional success based on his expertise rebuilding the Baylor basketball team to win the NCAA Championship. Drew emphasizes identifying your team or organization’s growth areas, staying flexible while solving problems, and emphasizing your strengths to develop a winning mindset and persevere through any challenge.
Head Coach Scott Drew shares lessons for investing in others and creating a successful organization through J.O.Y. – Jesus, Others, Yourself
Head Coach and author SCOTT DREW brings a unique and meaningful perspective to building a winning organization – one of JOY. For Drew and the Baylor team, that’s “Jesus, Others, and Yourself.” Coach Drew carries this message of J.O.Y. both on and off the court, saying “God loves us whether we win or lose.” This is part of the culture he’s built at Baylor, where he has led what is widely considered the greatest rebuild in college basketball history, building his team to its first NCAA championship and the first Big 12 title in the school’s history. But despite huge accomplishments, Drew shares in Christian Post: “through it all, maintaining an attitude of servanthood and leadership will always take priority.”
Drew is also the author of The Road to J.O.Y.: Leading with Faith, Playing with Purpose, Leaving a Legacy, an impactful exploration of the Biblical principles he relies on during challenging times, as well as the Coach’s lessons for investing in others and creating a successful organization. When many-time Coach of the Year joined Sports Spectrum Podcast for a conversation about what he’s learned through both victories and defeats, it became one of their Best of 2022. As Drew shares in media appearances, in his book, and in speaking engagements, “we have to make a difference and be a positive influence.”
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On April 5, 2021, Scott Drew led Baylor Bears Basketball to do what no one thought possible: win the National Championship. Scott Drew arrived in Waco, Texas in 2003 to take over a Baylor program mired in tragedy and controversy. Since then, he has rebuilt Baylor basketball from the ground up into the elite program it is today. Drew’s passion, positivity, and relentless pursuit of excellence has instilled a mentality and culture that is unrivaled in the sport.
In his 18 years as Head Coach, Drew has led Baylor to 370 victories, nine NCAA Tournaments, five Sweet 16 appearances, three Elite Eight berths, and a Final Four run that ended with Baylor winning the 2021 National Championship. Drew has also earned an array of individual accolades, including two consecutive Big 12 Coach of the Year awards for (2020, 2021) and the 2020 NBC Sports National Coach of the Year. Coach Drew’s unprecedented transformation of the Baylor Bears is a representation of his work ethic, perseverance, authenticity, and insatiable determination to succeed and mold the young men he coaches.