Mike Brey

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Mike Brey
Mike Brey 2014.JPG
Brey in 2014
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Notre Dame
Record 335–165 (.670)
Biographical details
Born (1959-03-22) March 22, 1959 (age 56)
Bethesda, Maryland
Playing career
1977–1980 Northwestern State
1981–1982 George Washington
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982–1987 DeMatha HS (asst.)
1987–1995 Duke (asst.)
1995–2000 Delaware
2000–present Notre Dame
Head coaching record
Overall 434–217 (.665)
Accomplishments and honors
America East Tournament championship (1998, 1999)
America East regular season championship (1998, 1999)
Big East West Division championship (2001)
ACC Tournament championship (2015)
America East Coach of the Year (1998)
3× Big East Coach of the Year (2007, 2008, 2011)[1][2][3]
CBSSports.com National Coach of the Year (2011)[4]
Sports Illustrated National Coach of the Year (2011)[5]
NABC District V Coach of the Year (2011, 2012)[6]
Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year Award (2012)[7]
Associated Press College Basketball Coach of the Year (2011)
NCAA Tournament Achievements
Elite Eight (2015)
2× Sweet Sixteen (2003, 2015)
12× NCAA Tournament Bids (1998, 1999, 2001–2003, 2007, 2008, 2010–2013, 2015)

Michael Paul "Mike" Brey[8] (born March 22, 1959) is an American college basketball coach. He has been the men's head coach at the University of Notre Dame since July 14, 2000.


Early life and education[edit]

Brey, the son of Olympic swimmer Betty Brey,[9] 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.

Coaching career[edit]

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[edit]

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 a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2003. He since led the team to tournament appearances in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015.

2007–2008 season[edit]

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.[10] 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.

2014-15 Season[edit]

During the 2014-15 season, Brey's Notre Dame team went 32-6 and won the ACC conference tournament. The squad advanced to the Elite 8, losing a close game to Kentucky. The 32 wins were the most by a Notre Dame men's team since 1908-09.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (America East Conference) (1995–2000)
1995–96 Delaware 15–12 11–7 T–3rd
1996–97 Delaware 15–16 8–10 5th
1997–98 Delaware 20–10 12–6 T–1st NCAA Round of 64
1998–99 Delaware 25–6 15–3 T–1st NCAA Round of 64
1999–00 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)
2000–01 Notre Dame 20–10 11–5 1st (West) NCAA Round of 32
2001–02 Notre Dame 22–11 10–6 2nd (West) NCAA Round of 32
2002–03 Notre Dame 24–10 10–6 T–3rd (West) NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2003–04 Notre Dame 19–13 9–7 7th NIT Quarterfinals
2004–05 Notre Dame 17–12 9–7 6th NIT First Round
2005–06 Notre Dame 16–14 6–10 T–11th NIT Second Round
2006–07 Notre Dame 24–8 11–5 4th NCAA Round of 64
2007–08 Notre Dame 25–8 14–4 T–2nd NCAA Round of 32
2008–09 Notre Dame 21–15 8–10 T–9th NIT Semifinals
2009–10 Notre Dame 23–12 10–8 T–7th NCAA Round of 64
2010–11 Notre Dame 27–7 14–4 2nd NCAA Round of 32
2011–12 Notre Dame 22–12 13–5 3rd NCAA Round of 64
2012–13 Notre Dame 25–10 11–7 T–5th NCAA Round of 64
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2013–present)
2013–14 Notre Dame 15–17 6–12 T–12th
2014–15 Notre Dame 32–6 14–4 3rd NCAA Elite Eight
2015–16 Notre Dame 3–0 0–0
Notre Dame: 335–165 (.670) 157–100 (.611)
Total: 434–217 (.667)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion