Former Notre Dame Men's Basketball Coach
National Advisory Board
Mike Brey was named head men’s basketball coach at the University of Notre Dame on July 14, 2000. In his first season with the Irish, he led his team to the 2001 BIG EAST West Division championship and in 2003 guided Notre Dame to a Sweet 16 appearance. Thirteen of his fourteen teams at Notre Dame have advanced to the postseason, with nine of those teams advancing to NCAA tournament play. In 2011, Brey was the recipient of both the Associated Press and the Henry Iba/USBWA National Coach of the Year award. He was named BIG EAST Coach of the Year in 2007, 2008 and 2011, and three of his players have been named BIG EAST Player of the Year. During the 2013-14 season, Brey became the 17th active Division I coach to reach 300 wins at his current institution.
Before arriving at Notre Dame, Brey was the head basketball coach at the University of Delaware, where he compiled a 99-52 mark from 1995-2000 and won America East Co-Coach of the Year honors in 1998. Prior to his time at Delaware, he was an assistant coach at Duke University. During his eight years at Duke, the Blue Devils advanced to the Final Four six times and won back-to-back national championships in 1991 and 1992.
Brey graduated from George Washington University in 1982. He played for and coached with legendary high school coach Morgan Wootten at DeMatha High School. Brey serves on the Coaches vs. Cancer National Council and has helped raise over $2 million for the organization. He has been inducted into the University of Delaware Hall of Fame and the George Washington University Hall of Fame.