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March 22, 1959 |
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|DeMatha HS (asst.)
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
America East Tournament Championship (1998, 1999)
America East Regular Season Championship (1998, 1999)
Early life and education
Brey graduated from DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland in 1977. As a two-year letter winner under coach Morgan Wootten, Brey helped the team to a 55–9 mark. He enrolled at Northwestern State University, where he played varsity basketball for three years (1977–80). In 1982 Brey graduated from George Washington University with bachelor's degree in physical education.
He returned to his former high school, becoming an assistant coach under Morgan Wootten. In 1987, he was hired by Duke University to assist Mike Krzyzewski, and in 1995 he took over his first head coaching job at the University of Delaware. Brey guided the Fightin' Blue Hens to a 99–51 record over five years, leading the team to two America East Conference Championships and subsequently two trips to the NCAA Tournament.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
In 2000, he succeeded Matt Doherty as head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Notre Dame had not been to the NCAA Tournament since 1990 when Brey was hired. Brey led the Irish to the NCAA tournament in his first three years as head coach (2001–2003), notching his only Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2003 at Notre Dame. He since led the team to tournament appearances in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Brey is known for his inability to win in the postseason, most notably in the Big East Conference Tournament and the NCAA Tournament. Following this year's NCAA Tournament loss to Iowa State, Brey stated, "I really would think it’s the next step for our program. We’ve been so consistent in the regular season, and we haven’t been able to do much here. That’s what keeps me up at night and keeps me trying to figure out how we can be better at it." 
During the 2007–08 season, Brey led the Irish to a 24–6 regular season mark. He was named the Big East Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season on March 11, 2008. Notre Dame had a 45-game home winning streak between February 2006 and February 2009 - the second longest in school history. By completing the 2007–2008 regular season 18–0 at home, Brey coached the first team in Big East history to have consecutive undefeated seasons at home.
On Tuesday June 19, 2012 Coach Brey signed a 10-year extension to remain the head coach of the Notre Dame Irish up until 2022. The financials were not released.
Head coaching record
|Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (America East Conference) (1995–2000)|
|1997–1998||Delaware||20–10||12–6||T–1st||NCAA First Round|
|1998–1999||Delaware||25–6||15–3||T–1st||NCAA First Round|
|1999–2000||Delaware||24–8||14–4||3rd||NIT First Round|
|Delaware:||99–52 (.656)||60–30 (.667)|
|Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Big East Conference) (2000–2013)|
|2000–2001||Notre Dame||20–10||11–5||1st (West)||NCAA Second Round|
|2001–2002||Notre Dame||22–11||10–6||2nd (West)||NCAA Second Round|
|2002–2003||Notre Dame||24–10||10–6||T–3rd (West)||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|2003–2004||Notre Dame||19–13||9–7||7th||NIT Quarterfinals|
|2004–2005||Notre Dame||17–12||9–7||6th||NIT First Round|
|2005–2006||Notre Dame||16–14||6–10||T–11th||NIT Second Round|
|2006–2007||Notre Dame||24–8||11–5||4th||NCAA First Round|
|2007–2008||Notre Dame||25–8||14–4||T–2nd||NCAA Second Round|
|2008–2009||Notre Dame||21–15||8–10||T–9th||NIT Semifinals|
|2009–2010||Notre Dame||23–12||10–8||T–7th||NCAA First Round|
|2010–2011||Notre Dame||27–7||14–4||2nd||NCAA Third Round|
|2011–2012||Notre Dame||22–12||13–5||3rd||NCAA Second Round|
|2012–2013||Notre Dame||25–10||11–7||T–5th||NCAA Second Round|
|Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2013–present)|
|Notre Dame:||290–144 (.668)||136–79 (.633)|
National champion Conference regular season champion Conference tournament champion
- Noie, Tom (March 7, 2007). "A big year for Brey". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved 2007-12-21.
- "Notre Dame's Harangody and Brey sweep Big East postseason awards". Sports Illustrated. March 11, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-11.[dead link]
- "Notre Dame's Hansbrough Named BIG EAST Player of the Year". BigEast.org. Published 2011-03-08. Retrieved 2011-03-08.
- "Harangody, Brey Take Home Top Big East Honors". UHND.com. March 11, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-12.