Notre Dame’s Mike Brey is not retiring despite resigning as Fighting Irish head coach at the end of the season

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While Notre Dame men’s basketball coach Mike Brey will leave the program at the end of the season, his coaching career not coming to an end.

Brey told Stadium on Monday that the college basketball world she hasn’t seen the last of him on the sidelines.

Head coach Mike Brey of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks on during the first half of the game against the Syracuse Orange at the JMA Wireless Dome on January 14, 2023 in Syracuse, New York. (Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)

«I’m definitely not done training,» Brey told Stadium.

NOTRE DAME MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH MIKE BREY WILL STAND UP AT THE END OF THE SEASON

Notre Dame and Brey announced in January that the 23-year-old coach from South Bend, Indiana, would leave the program after the season.

«It’s been a great run for me and our show over the past two decades, but it’s time for a new voice to guide this group into the future,» Brey said in a statement. «I want to thank our student-athletes, assistant coaches and support staff who have played key roles in the culture we have created.»

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Brey, the all-time winningest coach in program history, has a 482-274 record, leading the Irish to the NCAA Tournament 13 times and reached the Elite Eight in 2015 and 2016.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Mike Brey during a timeout during the college basketball game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Boston College Eagles on December 3, 2021, at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Mike Brey during a timeout during the college basketball game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Boston College Eagles on December 3, 2021, at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA. (M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

«Mike (Brey) and I have talked often over the past few years about a future transition in the leadership of the show and during our most recent conversation we came to the mutual conclusion that the end of this season represented the right time,» said the actor. University Vice President and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick in January.

«That Mike (Brey) is the winningest coach in the 119 years of Notre Dame history men’s basketball speaks to his ability as a master of the game. However, his even greater legacy lies in his accomplishments as an educator and mentor to the youth who played for him. In that sense, he represents this University as well as any coach I have worked with during my time at Notre Dame. And for that reason, I look forward to working with Mike to define his future role within the Notre Dame Athletics.»

Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey looks on during the college basketball game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on February 8, 2023 at Hank McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA.

Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey looks on during the college basketball game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on February 8, 2023 at Hank McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA. (Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Notre Dame basketball has struggled through the 2022 season, going 10-15 on the year.

The Fighting Irish reached the tournament in 2022 for the first time since the 2016-17 season, losing to all three seeds Texas Tech Red raiders in the second round.

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