Baylor Basketball Coach: Players Accepting Christ Is ‘More Exciting’ Than Any Win
By Movieguide® Contributor
Baylor University’s head basketball coach, Scott Drew, recently spoke about the true worth of winning games and trophies and how “winning the game of life” is much more important.
“All that matters is when I get to those gates, God’s not going to say, ‘What was your record? How many players did you help get to the pros? How many championships did you win?’ So at the end of the day, I am making sure [the players] are winning the game of life,” Drew shared.
He continued, “If you have the right foundation and you know that Jesus has a plan for your life, and you trust Him in handling your future, then you can relax and enjoy the game of basketball, you can enjoy the game of life, and at the end of the day winning the game of life is a lot more important than the game.”
Drew also said that seeing his players accept Jesus Christ into their hearts is “more exciting” than any of their wins.
“Seeing the spiritual growth, guys. Players who accept Christ, players who maybe prayed for the first time with the team, players who get baptized, players who come back and get Bible studies and go to church, and you know that’s what’s really exciting,” he explained.
“Sometimes those victories are not written and talked about in the newspapers or TV, but again, those are the ones that really matter,” Drew went on.
The coach praised Baylor University for giving him the opportunity to share his faith with others publicly.
“Spiritually we’re allowed to have an impact in our players’ lives, so many of my coaching friends [that] are devout in their faith are at institutions where they can’t,” he shared. “I am a much better husband, father, spiritually I have grown from the staff that we have because we will do coach’s bible studies together, and we start every meeting in prayer.”
Watch Drew’s full interview here.
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