Former Notre Dame coach Mike Brey is set to be named the next head coach at South Florida, BullsInsider.com reported Monday.
The report comes after Brey’s “retirement” from South Bend, Ind., where he coached the Fighting Irish for 23 seasons and departed as Notre Dame’s all-time winningest coach.
Brey, who turns 64 on Wednesday, would replace Brian Gregory, fired after six seasons and a 79-105 mark leading the Bulls.
Brey and Notre Dame announced Jan. 19 that the 2022-23 season would be his last, with the coach saying the Irish needed a “new voice.”
While many couched his exit as a retirement, Brey told Stadium a month later that he was “definitely not done coaching.”
Brey compiled a 483-280 record at Notre Dame, making him the winningest coach in the program’s 119-year basketball history. He also had a 99-52 record in five seasons at Delaware prior to joining Notre Dame.
Brey guided the Fighting Irish to the NCAA Tournament on 13 occasions, one fewer than Digger Phelps. Brey twice coached Notre Dame to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament (2015, 2016).
USF has had just one winning season in the past decade and has not appeared in the NCAA Tournament since 2012.
–Field Level Media