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Mike Brey, Notre Dame agree to extension through the 2024-25 season

Earlier this week, Mike Brey and Notre Dame came to terms on a new contract extension; the deal is set through the 2024-25 season.

Brey, a former Duke assistant (1987-95), has been the head coach at Notre Dame since 2000 — when Matt Doherty left for UNC. He’s helped guide Notre Dame through some terrific achievements in recent years. The Irish have gone to 12 NCAA Tournaments; in 2015 and 2016, Notre Dame made it to back-to-back Elite Eights. Brey is 403-202 at Notre Dame; he’s the winningest coach in program history.

Mike Brey, 59, has also led Notre Dame into the age of expansion; he frequently talks about how much he enjoys coaching in the ACC, too. Notre Dame claimed the 2015 ACC title, and won 32 games — second most in program history.

In the go-go world of major college basketball, Brey is as loose as they come. On offense, the Irish routinely play some of the pristine basketball — with an emphasis on spacing, passing and shooting.

According to KenPom, Notre Dame has finished inside the top 25 of adjusted offensive efficiency 11 times in the last 17 seasons. In six of those season, the Irish ranked inside the top 10.

Notre Dame, under Brey, has also excelled in player development: Bonzie Colson and Matt Farrell, All-ACC talents, are two of the most recent examples of this.

 

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