Head Coach Drew Gaeng


Drew Gaeng
Head Coach

Drew Gaeng enters his seventh season as the head women's basketball coach after spending four years as the Warriors' men's assistant.

Gaeng led the 2017-18 Warriors to a third-place finish in the final SAA regular season standings but Hendrix fell one-point shy of a SAA Tournament Championship after the Warriors fell to Oglethorpe 70-69 in overtime.
In 2016-17, Hendrix won the Southern Athletic Association Tournament, qualifying for the NCAA Tournament. The Warriors went 18-11 and tied for second in the regular season with a 9-5 mark.

In 2015-16, the Warriors placed third in the Southern Athletic Association and went 19-7 on the year. They led the league in scoring with 68.2 points per game and with 13.8 assists per game.

In his second season, Gaeng's Warriors went 13-14 and placed fourth in the Southern Athletic Association with a 7-7 record. They advanced to the SAA semifinals and led the league with 14.7 assists per game.

In his first season with the Warrior women, Gaeng improved a 5-22 team to 12-14 and tied for fourth in the conference. Hendrix led the SAA in rebounding with 42.5 per game.

During his tenure, Gaeng coached the 2013-14 SAA Defensive Player of the Year in Jamie Tate, 2014-15 SAA Newcomer of the Year and D3Hoops.com South Region Rookie of the Year Sara Dyslin, who was also named the 2015-16  and 2016-17 SAA Player of the Year. Caitlin Kriesel-Bigler was named WBCA All-America Honorable Mention in 2015-16.  His teams have produced four All-SAA First Team picks, four second team selections and four honorable mentions.

Gaeng was a standout point guard for the Roanoke College in Salem, Va.  He served as team captain of the Maroons his senior year and led the team with 46 three-pointers, 74 assists and averaged 6.7 points per game.

Gaeng guided RC to a 13-game win streak to start the 2008-09 season and was ranked as high as 18th in the D3Hoops.com National Top 25 poll.

Gaeng earned his bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, and Minor in Economics from Roanoke in the spring of 2009.  He began his collegiate career at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md. from 2004-06.

Gaeng graduated with Valedictorian honors from Governor Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, Md. He earned his Masters of Arts in Accounting from Hendrix in 2013.

Gaeng resides in Conway with his wife Melody and children John Brady and Blair.