SOUTH BEND – Mike Brey, the all-time winningest coach in Notre Dame men’s basketball program history, has signed a contract extension to remain in that role through the 2024-2025 season.
“Mike Brey has built one of the most consistently successful programs in the country,” Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick said in a release issued Tuesday morning. “And the foundation of that success is a winning culture that develops the members of his teams as both basketball players and young men. He is a perfect fit for Notre Dame and we are excited to have him lead our program well into the future.”
Notre Dame, since the 2006-07 season, has won 20 games 11 times and won nine NCAA Tournament games. The Irish also won the 2015 ACC championship and advanced to the Elite Eight in 2015 and 2016.
“My goal has always been to be good enough to retire as the head coach at Notre Dame,” Brey said in the release. “It sure looks like I might be able to pull that off with this extension. I am truly honored and humbled to be the head coach at the University of Notre Dame. I want to sincerely thank Notre Dame President John Jenkins and Jack Swarbrick for their steadfast support and commitment to our program.”
The Irish finished 21-15 during an injury-plagued 2017-18 campaign. Notre Dame lost to Penn State in the second round of the NIT to end its season. The Nittany Lions went on to win the NIT championship.
Notre Dame’s five-member senior class won a program record 103 games. The entire senior class was honored as the Team MVP during the program’s Awards Night Monday.
Brey’s previous contract deal was through the 2021-2022 season.