Mike Brey, Notre Dame men's basketball coach, leaving after 2023 season

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - Notre Dame men's basketball head coach Mike Brey will leave Notre Dame at the end of the season, according to Assistant Athletic Director Alan Wasielewski.

“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,” said Brey. “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.”

“From Fr. Malloy hiring me, to Fr. Jenkins’ guidance and Jack’s (Swarbrick) friendship, I leave this place with immense gratitude to the University and I’m proud of everything we’ve accomplished together, he said. "I look forward to working with Jack in any role that can help the Notre Dame family.”

“Mike (Brey) and I have talked often in recent years about a future transition in the program’s leadership and during our most recent conversation we reached the mutual conclusion that the end of this season represented the right time,” said University Vice President and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick. “That Mike (Brey) is the winningest coach in the 119-year history of Notre Dame men’s basketball speaks to his skill as a teacher of the game. His even greater legacy, however, lies in his achievements as an educator and mentor of the young men who played for him. In that sense, he represents this University as well as any coach I have worked with during my time at Notre Dame. And for that reason, I look forward to working with Mike to define his future role within Notre Dame Athletics.”

Brey has achieved a 580-321 record over 28 years at Notre Dame and Delaware.

His career wins and games coached ranked among the top 20 in active Division-I head coaches.

In 2011, Brey was named the A.P. Coach of the Year, USBWA Henry Iba Coach of the Year, and Basketball Times Coach of the Year.

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