Mike Brey

Mike Brey (born March 22, 1959)

Current position: Assistant basketball coach
Current team: Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
Teams coached: Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Delaware record: 99-52 (.656)
Notre Dame record: 483-280 (.633)
Overall record: 582-332 (.637)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Atlanta Hawks (asst)
2000-2023 Notre Dame
1995-2000 Delaware
1987-1995 Duke (asst)

Mike Brey Facts

  • Michael Paul Brey
  • Born March 22, 1959
  • Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland
  • Alma Mater: George Washington University (1982)
  • Mother is Elizabeth “Betty” Brey, a swimmer who participated in the 1956 Summer Olympics
  • Graduated from DeMatha Catholic HS in Hyattsville, MD, where he played for Hall of Fame coach Morgan Wootten
  • After three years at Northwestern State under head coach Tynes Hildebrand, Brey finished his degree at George Washington, where he played his final season (as team captain) under Gerry Gimelstob
  • Started his coaching career with a five-year stint as an assistant under Wootten at DeMatha
  • Spent eight seasons at Duke as an assistant to Hall of Fame head coach Mike Krzyzewski
  • Won 99 games in five seasons as the head coach at Delaware, leading the Blue Hens to two NCAA Tournaments and one NIT
  • Hired as the head coach at Notre Dame in 2000, where he has been ever since
    • Has led the Irish to 13 NCAA Tournaments (has reached the Sweet Sixteen three times) and five NITs in his twenty-two seasons at the school
    • Is the winningest head coach in program history, passing Digger Phelps in 2017
    • In January 2023, Notre Dame and Brey announced that the 2022-23 season would be his last as head coach
  • Joined the Atlanta Hawks’ coaching staff as an assistant in 2023, working under Quin Snyder – whom Brey had coached while an assistant at Duke
  • Member of both the Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame and the George Washington Athletics Hall of Fame

Mike Brey Coaching Tree