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Mike Brey (born March 22, 1959 in Bethesda, Marylandmarker) is an American college basketball coach. He has been the men's head coach at the University of Notre Damemarker since July 14, 2000.


Early life and education

Brey graduated from DeMatha Catholic High Schoolmarker in Hyattsville, Marylandmarker 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 Universitymarker, where he played varsity basketball for three years (1977–80). In 1982 Brey graduated from George Washington Universitymarker with bachelor's degree in physical education.

Coaching career

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 Delawaremarker. Brey guided the Fighting 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.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

In 2000, he succeeded Matt Doherty as head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Notre Dame had not been to the NCAA Tournament since 1990 when Brey was hired. 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 and 2008.

2007–2008 season
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 homemarker, Brey coached the first team in Big East history to have consecutive undefeated seasons at home.

Head coaching record

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