Notre Dame has quickly filled the vacancy created by the departure of Matt Doherty.
According to a report published by USA Today, Mike Brey will be named the new
Head Coach of the Fighting Irish.
Brey, 41 and a former assistant for Mike Kryzewiski at Duke, has been coaching
the last five years at the University of Delaware where he compiled an overall
record of 99-52. Brey had just signed a new 5-year extension with Delaware after
leading the Blue Hens to their 3rd straight 20-win season. Apparently, it wasn’t
enough to keep him from taking the job with the Irish.
Brey met with Notre Dame athletic director Kevin White on Thursday night in Washington
and returned home to Newark, Delaware. He then received a call shortly after
midnight with the job offer and Brey wasted no time in accepting the position.
In an ironic twist, Notre Dame will be replacing a member of the Carolina Family,
Doherty, with a member of the Duke Family, Brey.
Brey was reportedly not the first person the to which the Irish offered the job.
University of Oregon’s Ernie Kent had apparently turned down a 7-year deal to
coach the Irish.
Financial terms of Brey’s deal have not been disclosed.