Monday , Oct , 25 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Notre Dame extends Brey through 2010-11 season

=== Notre Dame extends Brey through 2010-11 season ===

South Bend, IN (Sports Network) – Notre Dame head basketball coach Mike Brey
has signed a two-year extension that will keep him under contract with the
Fighting Irish through the 2010-11 season.

Brey, who is entering his fifth season at the helm, signed an original seven-
year contract when he was hired on July 14, 2000 as Notre Dame’s 17th head
coach. He signed a two-year extension in July 2002 – and now adds two more
seasons to that commitment.

In four seasons with the Irish, Brey has compiled an 84-44 record. A 17-year
veteran of the college ranks, as both an assistant at Duke from 1987-95 and
five seasons as head coach at Delaware, Brey has led Irish teams to four
consecutive postseason appearances (three NCAA, one National Invitation
Tournament) and three 20-win seasons.

“Simply speaking, Mike Brey has done a brilliant job leading Notre Dame
basketball back to national prominence,” said Notre Dame athletic director
Kevin White. “Mike represents the perfect Notre Dame fit. He is truly a gifted
educator, who enjoys the distinct ability to impart life lessons through his
chosen profession.”

Brey is the only coach in the program’s 99-year history to lead his first
three teams to consecutive 20-win seasons and NCAA tournament berths. In nine
seasons as a head coach, he has registered a 184-96 mark.