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 FCA, and 2019
recipient of the John 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.”
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.”
Congratulations, Coach Drew and the Baylor Bears!
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.