Notre Dame Fighting Irish Head Coach Mike Brey has informed the media that he is not retiring from coaching basketball. While he is stepping away from the Irish program still, he has announced his intentions to not retire at this time. In January the longtime Notre Dame Head Coach announced he was retiring at the end of the college basketball season. While it is unclear where he will head next, he does intend to continue being a college basketball coach. There will likely be several coaching jobs open that would be interested in the veteran coach.
For those asking, Brey is done at Notre Dame after the season.
But wants to continue coaching. https://t.co/uvtcWayFxW
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) February 13, 2023
As the Head Coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish since the 2000-01 season, Mike Brey has led the team to an overall record of 482-274 and a Big East and ACC record of 224-176. Brey has led the program to many NCAA Tournaments and has made it as far as the Elite Eight two different times. The Head Coach also won the Big East Coach of the Year Award three times and the AP Coach of the Year in 2011. Brey also led the team to an ACC Tournament Championship in 2015. The next Head Coach of the program will have big shoes to fill after they are hired.
Mike Brey has been critical of NIL and the direction of college basketball lately but insisted that this was not the reason he had decided to retire from Notre Dame. With his intentions now to continue coaching elsewhere, those concerns will continue to be things he has to deal with. Brey could be a top name to fill coaching vacancies this college basketball offseason.