Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens has been honored with DePauw University’s Young Alumni Award. He was an economics major at DePauw and played four years on the Tigers basketball team.
Stevens was the head coach for Butler University’s men’s basketball team from 2007-2013 before taking the job with the Celtics.
He was honored this week at a private ceremony. The presentation included remarks by DePauw professor emerita of economics Mary Dixon and head men’s basketball coach Bill Fenlon, who coached Stevens at the school.
During the ceremony, Stevens told the audience of his time at DePauw, "I was really challenged to do well, to keep afloat, you know, on the court, in the classroom, in a lot of ways.I also learned to be a good teammate. All of my foundational things in coaching or my foundational philosophy with coaching started with the idea that I first had to become that."