Director of Basketball Operations
Hometown: Columbia City, Ind.
High School: Columbia City HS
Experience: 1st Year


The Drew Benedict File

Alma Mater: Huntington, 2017
Hometown: Columbia City, Ind.

Position: Director of Basketball Operations

Fun fact: Dad (Chris) has nearly 400 career wins in Indiana High School history (heading into 2019-20)

Coaching Career

Kansas City: 2019-present (director of basketball operations)

Huntington University (Ind): 2017-19 (assistant coach - 2 seasons)

Drew Benedict was hired to join Billy Donlon's staff in June, 2019. He will be in his first year as the director of basketball operations of the Kansas City men's basketball program.

Benedict comes to Kansas City after a playing and coaching career at Huntington University, an NAIA institution in Huntington, Ind. He was a four-year athlete on the basketball team, graduating with a Sport & Recreation Management degree in 2017. While earning his master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from 2017-19, Benedict was an assistant on the coaching staff under head coach Ty Platt.

Benedict was a player on the 2013-14 Forester team to go 24-8 and advance to the NAIA National Tournament.

At Columbia City High School, Benedict was a three-time All-Northeast Hoosier Conference First Team selection while graduating as the school's all-time leader in 3-point field goals made (266). He also ended his career as the second-leading scorer in school history. He was a captain on the 2011 semifinal team at state competition.

A native of Columbia City, Ind., Benedict’s main duties will be the organization of team travel, the budget and overall operations of the program. Drew’s father, Chris, is a highly successful head coach in the Indiana High School ranks with nearly 400 career wins.

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