Mike Brey (born March 22, 1959 in Bethesda, Maryland) is an American college basketball coach. The Bethesda, Maryland native is the men's basketball head coach at the University of Notre Dame since July 14, 2000.
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 (1977-80). In 1982 Brey graduated from George Washington University with bachelor's degree in physical education. 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 Fighting Blue Hens to a 99-52 record over five years, leading the team to two America East Conference Championships and subsequently two trips to the NCAA Tournament. In 2000, he succeeded Matt Doherty as head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball team. 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 appearances in 2007 and 2008.
During the 2007-08 season, Brey has led the Irish to a 24-6 regular season mark and was named the Big East Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season on March 11, 2008. Notre Dame is also currently on a 37 home game winning streak - the second longest in school history. By completing the regular season 18-0 at home, Brey coached the first team in Big East History to have back to back undefeated seasons at home.
Notre Dame? A-OK; When the opportunity arose for Mike Brey to pursue the Irish basketball coaching job a second time, he didn't hesitate.
Aug 12, 2000; Byline: Avani Patel SOUTH BEND, Ind. _ Mike Brey told his wife that maybe he should pull out of the running. Maybe Notre Dame was...