“Drew really wanted us to become better basketball players and he really cared about our future game.” — Taylor Kamemoto, PGC Grad
Drew Giudice first experienced PGC in 2008 when he attended both the Playmaker College II (formerly, Essentials) and original Point Guard College courses, directed by Mano Watsa and Dena Evans respectively. He returned to the Point Guard College course in 2010 (directed by Chad Songy) as a college athlete. Drew has been on staff ever since, working with athletes at more than 25 Point Guard College courses.
Drew’s playing career included four years of varsity experience for Maclay School (FL), winning three district championships. He then went on to play at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. There, he was named Academic All-SCAC in 2010 and to the SCAC All-Sportsmanship Team in 2011.
His coaching career started at his high school alma mater. In his one season coaching Maclay, the Marauders reached the FHSAA playoffs for the ninth consecutive year. Drew returned to Millsaps as an Assistant Coach for two seasons, coaching five All-SAA selections and helping the Majors reach the SAA semifinals in 2013. Drew was the primary recruiter for fellow PGC Director Dustin Aubert to join the Majors in the 2013 offseason.
Currently in graduate school at Belmont University, Drew assists the men’s coaching staff in day-to-day operations including film projects and team statistical analysis.
Drew enjoys coaching PGC habits and leadership skills to youth at the club level through Upward Stars – Nashville in his free time.
Favorite Quote: “It is amazing what can be accomplished when nobody cares about who gets the credit” – Robert Yates
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT Drew
“Coach Drew treated me with such respect as an athlete. I will forever be influenced to be a better person in life because of the many things he taught me.”
– Ethan Watson, PGC Grad
“I loved this experience at PGC and I really want to come back next year. I learned so much from classroom sessions and Drew made it super fun!”
– Bree McDermott, PGC Grad
“Coach Drew was a very energetic director. I liked how he shared things from his real life so we can better understand the concepts of basketball. Because of this course I will leave as a better player.”
– Jarrel King, PGC Grad
“Coach Drew was a very high-energy guy; it was so obvious that he wanted to be there. He knows so much about the game, and did a great job explaining it to us. I love his personal stories, very funny but you learn so much from them. Awesome job Coach Drew!”
– Haley Jones, PGC Grad