“It has been a great run for me and our program over the past two decades, but it is time for a new voice to lead this group into the future,” Brey said in an announcement on Thursday. “I want to thank our student-athletes, assistant coaches and support staff who have played such a key role in the culture we have created.”
Brey, one of the most popular members of the coaching fraternity, led Notre Dame to 13 NCAA tournaments, including back-to-back Elite Eight appearances in 2015 and 2016. The Fighting Irish won at least one NCAA tournament game in each of his first three seasons at the helm, including a Sweet 16 run in 2003.
Notre Dame men’s basketball head coach Mike Brey plans to step down at the end of the season, the school announced.
Brey is the all-time winningest coach in men’s basketball program history. pic.twitter.com/jCw9TYWb7e
— ESPN (@espn) January 19, 2023
Source: Mike Brey, the winningest coach in Notre Dame men’s basketball history, will retire at the end of the season. @tnoieNDI first.
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