|Born||April 7, 1975|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|MVC regular season (2019)|
|MVC Coach of the Year (2019)|
A native of Aplington, Iowa, DeVries played collegiately at Northern Iowa. After graduating, he joined Creighton University as a graduate manager in its men's basketball program. After three seasons as a graduate manager, DeVries was named assistant coach in 2001. He stayed with Creighton following the departure of Dana Altman and the hire of Greg McDermott.
DeVries' steady hand at the helm of the Bulldogs helped the program start the season with 9-2 record, the program's best open to a season since 2007-08. The Bulldogs win over Valparaiso Feb. 16 was the team's 20th win of the season to mark the sixth 20-win season in program history. This accomplishment came after inheriting the second-fewest returning letterwinners in the nation thanks to Niko Medved gutting the program before moving on after one season with a senior-laden roster he inherited.
DeVries' ability as a master tactician was further proven when starting point guard and potential MVC Larry Bird Player of the Year candidate Nick Norton suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first game of the MVC season. Despite a sense of complete despair from the Bulldog faithful, DeVries' team proceeded to win four of its next five games to move into a tie for third place in the league standings. At the close of the 2018–19 season, he was named MVC Coach of the Year.
Head coaching record
|Drake (Missouri Valley Conference) (2018–present)|
|2018–19||Drake||24–10||12–6||T–1st||CIT First Round|
|Drake:||31–12 (.721)||12–6 (.667)|
Postseason invitational champion
- "Drake's Darian DeVries is Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year" (Press release). Missouri Valley Conference. March 7, 2019. Retrieved March 7, 2019.