April 6, 2021
KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Last night, in the exciting College Basketball National Championship game in Indianapolis, Baylor University won its first men’s national title in program history, having finished as national runner-up in 1948. At the helm was head coach Scott Drew, a longtime friend of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org),and 2019 recipient of theJohn Lotz “Barnabas” Award.
“The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is so excited for Scott Drew and the Baylor Bears,” said Shane Williamson, President and CEO of FCA. “Coach Drew’s dedication both on and off the court shines for Jesus Christ. Countless basketball players over the years have been impacted by him. His commitment to FCA has truly been a bright spot for our ministry. We congratulate Coach Drew and the Baylor Bears on their incredible season.”
Ben Johnson, FCA Metro Director/Heart of Texas, who nominated Scott Drew for the 2019 John Lotz “Barnabas” Award and presented it to the Baylor coach, said that under Drew’s leadership, several chaplains have ministered to the Baylor Bears over the years. Drew has also served as a featured speaker at the Baylor FCA Huddle.
“Scott Drew loves Jesus and serves his coaches and players,” Johnson shared. “He openly prays with them—win or lose—after the game.”
Since 1954, FCA has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful platform of sport to reach every coach and every athlete with the transforming power of Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities around the globe by engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the Gospel.
FCA believes that if Christians want to improve their skills in their sport, it only makes sense to spend time practicing, studying the game, and taking care of themselves to become better. In the same way, spiritual training should be exercised if Christians want to grow in Christ. Therefore, it is important to be in God’s Word every day.
To interview a Fellowship of Christian Athletes representative, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.