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Vanderbilt: Bryce Drew is Commodores new men's hoop coach

Vanderbilt has lured Bryce Drew away from his alma mater at Valparaiso to coach the Commodores men's basketball team.

The Commodores announced the hiring Wednesday with a series of tweets on their Twitter account starting with video of their mascot welcoming Drew at the airport. That was followed by a photo of Drew with athletic director David Williams and then a post asking fans to welcome their new coach.

Drew will be Vanderbilt's 27th head coach and will be introduced at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

"Our goal was to identify a proven head coach capable of exciting Commodore Nation and perhaps most importantly, able to mirror Vanderbilt's values and...