Drew Valentine
Drew  Valentine

Hometown:
Lansing, Mich.

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Oakland, 2013

Twitter:
@CoachDrewOU


01/29/2017

OAK-UWM POSTGAME NOTES

JAN. 29, 2017

01/18/2017

FANS SELECT TOP 20 NOMINEES FOR OAKLAND BASKETBALL HALF-CENTURY TEAM

The top 10 will be selected by a committee and announced at WinterFest on Jan. 27.

10/28/2016

OAKLAND BASKETBALL PRACTICE - WEEK 4

The Golden Grizzlies are two weeks out from the regular-season opener vs. Bowling Green.

01/22/2016

OAKLAND INSIDER BY TERRY FOSTER

Leadership is a difficult thing.

01/05/2016

OAKLAND INSIDER BY TERRY FOSTER

A stunning result versus Youngstown State.

Valentine's Player Bio (2009-13)

Valentine recently finished his first season as a member of the Oakland coaching staff. He primarily worked with the guards and handled scouting and recruiting responsibilities.

Valentine became the youngest full-time assistant coach hired by Greg Kampe on July 1, 2015. Valentine returned to Oakland University after spending two years as a graduate manager at Michigan State. He will assist with all operations of the men's basketball program.

Valentine shined as a player at Oakland, becoming the all-time winningest player in school history. The Golden Grizzlies made consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament in 2010 and '11, and won 87 games during his four-year career. Valentine ended his career with 136 games played, second-most in school history.

While on the sidelines at MSU, Valentine was part of last year's NCAA Final Four Team and watched the Spartans post a 53-21 record. The Spartans tallied back-to-back Sweet Sixteen appearances.

Tom Izzo quote on Valentine
"Drew Valentine is one of the best up-and-coming coaches in the nation. The job he did as a graduate manager in two years at Michigan State was second to none. His passion, discipline and work ethic are special, but his ability to motivate players is as good as I have ever seen. He will be a great fit in Coach Kampe's system, one in which he excelled as a player. I look forward to watching him grow over the next few years as the latest member of the Spartan coaching tree."

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