Drew Valentine Biography – Loyola Ramblers Head Coach

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Drew Valentine Bio

Drew Valentine is the head coach of Loyola Ramblers' men's basketball. Image Source: Drew Valentine's Instagram.

Drew Valentine is the youngest head coach in Division I basketball as of 2022. He currently serves the Loyola Ramblers men’s basketball team at Loyola University, Chicago. The professional coach is a former NCAA basketball player as well.

The young coach is top-rated for his remarkable career and passion for basketball on and off the court. Drew’s professional career has been in the public eye since his playing career. So, let’s learn more about his net worth, salary, coach, family, wife, and children.

His Brother Is A NBA G League Player

On May 25, 1991, Carlton Andrew Valentine II was born in Lansing, Michigan, to Carlton Valentine and Kathy Valentine. Drew Valentine’s younger brother, Denzel Robert Valentine, is a professional American basketball player for the Maine Celtics of the NBA G League. The Chicago Bulls drafted him in the 2016 NBA Draft.


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Drew Valentine’s father is also a former college basketball player who played at Michigan State. In addition, he was the head coach of the basketball program at J.W. Sexton High School, where both his sons completed their high school education. Furthermore, Drew attended and graduated from Oakland University in May 2013, with a degree in communication.

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Drew Valentine Net Worth And Career

Drew has been a basketball coach since 2013. Valentine has worked with Michigan State, Oakland, and Loyola Chicago throughout his coaching career. He also has had a very successful playing career at college. Additionally, he is also one of the youngest coaches in NCAA history. Nonetheless, such accomplishments and success must have added fortunes to Drew Valentine’s net worth.

Talking about the Lansing native’s basketball career, he grew up seeing his dad play and coach the sports. In J.W. Sexton, Drew played basketball and football gaining numerous achievements such as lettered in four seasons in basketball, being a two-year captain in both sports, leading the Big Reds to the CAAC football championship, and a district title in a junior season, etc.

Furthermore, Drew and his brother both went on to play basketball in their respected colleges. The Ramblers’ head coach played the forward position at Oakland from 2009 to 2013. There, he played as a member of two NCAA tournament teams. And finally, Valentine ended his college career with impressive results.

Here are the statistics of Drew Valentine’s playing career.

Season Games Field Goal Percentage Points
2009-10 32 .333 48
2010-11 35 .554 276
2011-12 36 .507 409
2012-13 33 .510 336
Career 136 .508 1069

Table Source: Sports Reference

After graduating, Valentine started his coaching career as a graduate manager at Michigan State. Then, he joined his alma mater as an assistant coach for the men’s basketball team. Drew has been working at Loyola Chicago since 2017. Before being appointed the team’s head coach in 2021, he worked as an assistant coach for four years.

Many well-known basketball personalities like Tom Izzo, Donte Ingram, Draymond Green, Jeff Goodman, and LaPhonso Ellis have highly praised Valentine’s skills and accomplishments. Moreover, the previous Ramblers’ head coach, Porter Moser earned $1,096,244 in 2018-19, becoming the highest-paid head coach in collegiate basketball. Therefore, Drew Valentine’s net worth must be increasing with his salary and other income sources.

Danny Sprinkle is another head coach with grand earnings.

Who Is Drew Valentine’s Wife?

An Oakland graduate, Valentine is one of the youngest professionals in the NCAA. He is excellent at his job and has an intelligent personality with equally dashing looks. Many people are curious about the coach’s love life, relationships, girlfriend, etc. Unfortunately, the young coach is already taken. Drew Valentine is happily married to Taylor Ann Valentine. The coach popped the question in October 2016 and the pair finally exchanged vows on August 26, 2017.

Drew Valentine Family
Drew Valentine is married to Taylor Ann Valentine. Image Source: Drew Valentine’s Instagram.

Drew Valentine’s wife, Taylor Galloway is originally from Portage, Michigan, and graduated from Michigan State University. She played volleyball at the college level. The athletic duo who met for the first time in 2013 might have gotten closer due to their similar interest in sports. Nonetheless, the lovebirds are enjoying their blissful married life.

Blessed With A Baby Girl

The young coach is blessed with a beautiful baby girl. Drew Valentine’s daughter Hayden Valentine was born on April 15, 2021. Unfortunately, the only child of the athletic couple was born prematurely at 28 weeks. So, she had to spend her first three months in the hospital. Nonetheless, baby Hayden is now a healthy child growing happily with her loving parents. 

Being the youngest coach may be intimidating for anyone; however, Drew Valentine was born to become a head coach. His energy and passion on the court are praiseworthy. Let’s wish him more success in the future.

Facts And Trivia

  • Drew is a Hip-Hop lover, and some of his favorite artists are Drake, DJ Khaled, Pop Smoke, Travis Scott, and others.
  • He has over 100 pairs of Nikes and Air Jordans in his shoe collection.