Bethel College honored one of the great names in school history on Friday.
Homer Drew was the main attraction at the 21st annual Bethel Athletics Golf Classic.
"The players and the school impacted me more than I impacted them," a polite Drew said.
Drew was at Knollwood Country Club to greet friends and former players. He also received a plaque for his 1998 induction into the Bethel Athletics Hall of Fame.
"It was the interaction with the young people that really has stood the test of time," Drew said of his memories from Bethel. "That's why this has been a wonderful occassion for me to come back to."
Drew won 252 games and seven NCCAA District titles with the Pilots. Mishawaka became a home for his three children.
"They grew up thinking that the gymnasium and the playground and the grounds at Bethel College was their backyard."
His two sons are now coaching Division I programs. Scott leads Baylor while Bryce took over for his father at Valpo.
I'll think, well now they need to change defenses. Or maybe we need to make a substitution. And within a couple minutes, they do it," said the retired coach. "Then, kind of sit back and feel well maybe they did learn something. Both of them have done better than I did in my coaching and I'm just very proud of them."