2007 Hall of Fame Inductee
MICHAEL P. "MIKE" BREY
Men's Basketball Head Coach (1995-2000)
Inducted in 2007
One of the most successful and most popular head coaches in any sport in University of Delaware athletics history, Mike Brey brought the Blue Hen men's basketball squad to national prominence during his five-year stretch as head coach from 1995-2000. The charismatic Brey came to Delaware after serving as an assistant at Duke and quickly became a fan favorite, as he drew enthusiastic crowds that regularly packed the Bob Carpenter Center. He led the Blue Hens to a five-year record of 99-50, two America East Conference titles, two NCAA Tournament appearances, and a berth in the 2000 National Invitation Tournament. In an unprecedented three-year stretch from 1997-2000, his teams went 70-23 overall and 49-14 against conference opponents, winning league titles in 1998 and 1999 and advancing to the NCAA Tournament both years. The 1999-2000 team went 24-8 and advanced to the NIT. He was named America East Coach of the Year in 1998. He left Delaware after the 1999-2000 season to accept the head coaching position at Notre Dame where he led the Fighting Irish to a seven-year record of 142-78 and four NCAA Tournament appearances heading into the 2007-08 season and was named the 2007 Big East Coach of the Year. Brey is a 1982 graduate of George Washington University where he played basketball.
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