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Michaela Mabrey returns to Notre Dame as women's basketball assistant coach

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Former Notre Dame player Michaela Mabrey will return to the women's basketball team as assistant coach, Head Coach Muffet McGraw announced Monday.

“We are so excited to welcome Michaela Mabrey back as the newest member of our coaching staff,” Coach McGraw said. “Michaela has tremendous experience, having played in three Final Fours and she understands what it takes to help our young team play at that elite level. She is familiar with our recruiting base and brings an energy and enthusiasm that will help her relate to our current and future student-athletes."

Mabrey was part of the winningest class in Notre Dame women's basketball history, including advancing to the Final Four three times.

“Michaela is familiar with our program, as well as what being a student-athlete at Notre Dame entails. As a player, she was a great leader, always poised under pressure, and brought a positive, encouraging voice that her teammates all respected. We look forward to having her bring those same skills to our coaching staff," McGraw said.

“Dreams do come true,” Mabrey said. “I am blessed to have the opportunity to share my experiences and knowledge with the next group of Notre Dame women’s basketball student-athletes. I thank God and Coach McGraw for allowing my path to come full circle back to Notre Dame. I can’t wait for this next chapter and to get this season started. Go Irish!”

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