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Mike Brey

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Sport(s)  Basketball
1977–1980  Northwestern State
Spouse  Tish Schlapo
Title  Head coach
1981–1982  George Washington
Children  Kyle Brey, Callie Brey

Team  Notre Dame
Name  Mike Brey
Parents  Betty Brey, Paul Brey
Record  338–167 (.669)
Role  Basketball Coach
Siblings  Brenda Brey, Shane Brey
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Born  March 22, 1959 (age 64) Bethesda, Maryland (1959-03-22)
Education  Northwestern State University, DeMatha Catholic High School, George Washington University
Similar People  Pat Connaughton, Jerian Grant, Zach Auguste, Demetrius Jackson, Betty Brey

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Michael Paul Brey (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.


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Early life and education

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Brey, the son of Olympic swimmer Betty 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 (1977–1980). In 1982 Brey graduated from George Washington University with bachelor's degree in physical education. He played one season at George Washington in 1980-81 after sitting out the 1979-80 season as a transfer. He served as team captain and was named most valuable player with 5.0 points and 4.8 rebounds per game for the Colonials.

Coaching career

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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. In 2000, Mike Brey became the head coach at the University of Notre Dame where he holds a 382-187 record.

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In 2000, he succeeded Matt Doherty as head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Men's Basketball. Notre Dame had not been to the NCAA Tournament since 1990. 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, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

2007–08 season

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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.

2014–15 Season

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 Eight, losing a close game to Kentucky. The 32 wins were the most by a Notre Dame men's team since 1908-09. He also passed Hall of Famer George Keogan for second place on Notre Dame's all-time wins list, trailing only Digger Phelps.

2015–16 Season

Notre Dame advanced to the Elite Eight for the second consecutive season, defeating Michigan, Stephen F. Austin, and Wisconsin as the 6 seed in the East region. Notre Dame lost to North Carolina 88-74 in the Elite Eight.

2016-17 Season

During the 2016-17 regular season, Brey's team went 23-8. They finished the season in a three-way tie with Florida State and Louisville. The Irish were given a 3-seed in the ACC tournament which guaranteed them a double bye. Notre Dame dominated its first two games against Virginia and Florida State and sparked another ACC tournament final appearance for the second time in three years. The Irish went on to lose in the tournament final to Duke, 75-69. Notre Dame received a 5-seed in the West region of the NCAA tournament and defeated Princeton in the first round before falling to West Virginia in the second round.


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