WATCH: Notre Dame Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Brey explains decision to step down

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Notre Dame men’s basketball coach Mike Brey will step down at the end of the 2022-23 basketball season. He made his announcement to players on Thursday, Jan. 19 and addressed the media on Friday, simply explaining that it’s time for a new voice. Watch below:

Brey, 63, is the winningest coach in the history of the program. His record is 481-269 since he took over at Notre Dame in 2000.

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He led the Irish to an ACC Tournament title in 2014 in the first and only 30+ win season under his guidance. That was the beginning of a three-year run in which Notre Dame made the NCAA Tournament in three straight seasons and went 82-28.

Since that time, however, Notre Dame has made just one NCAA Tournament appearance and not advanced beyond the second weekend of the tournament since consecutive Elite Eight appearances in 2015 and 2016.

Among active NCAA coaches at their current Division I schools, Brey’s 481 wins with Notre Dame ranks sixth-most. His 580 career wins are tied for 75th-most all-time with Fran Dunphy.

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