Notre Dame introduced on Thursday that longtime basketball coach Mike Brey, who has been with this system since 2000 and amassed 481 wins because the coach of the Preventing Irish, will step down on the finish of the 2022-23 season. The choice leaves a gaping gap at a excessive profile place that may draw vital curiosity from the mid-major ranks and even to sitting high-major head coaches given Notre Dame’s sources and standing within the ACC’s hierarchy.
Athletic director Jack Swarbrick will doubtless depart no stone unturned as he appears to switch one other head coach for the second time in three years after soccer coach Brian Kelly bolted for LSU final offseason, and he has an enormous model in a serious convention to pitch to potential candidates. Nevertheless, which route he’ll take to land his subsequent man and the extent at which the college is keen to speculate stay unclear. Sources expressed to CBS Sports activities some skepticism that the college could be keen to dig deep in its pockets to land a sitting head coach on the energy convention stage. Doing so would doubtless require shelling out for a buyout, and aggressive pay to maneuver the needle might tip previous the $4 million mark yearly.
So who in the end turns into the subsequent head coach boils right down to myriad components that for now stay unclear. Due to this fact, the pool of candidates from which Notre Dame could also be looking is a large one.
We have pooled collectively a listing of six names who we predict Notre Dame may and may goal at this level with the caveat that, for now, that is as a lot a want record for Irish followers as a real candidate record. Because the season wears on and if extra intel rolls in, our record can be up to date.
1. Chris Holtmann, Ohio State head coach
If Notre Dame goes to focus on an enormous identify from the high-major ranks within the realm of life like, Holtmann must be at or close to the very high of the want record. He was 70-31 in three seasons at Butler and is 117-64 in five-plus seasons at Ohio State with 20-plus wins in every of his campaigns. His compensation is reportedly about thirtieth within the nation, which is a reasonably good low cost for the Buckeyes with a coach whose credentials recommend he is nearer to a top-15 coach in America. Getting Holtmann might require a considerable pony-up on the wage entrance however his buyout is simply $2.5 million.
2. Chris Quinn, Miami Warmth assistant
If Notre Dame desires to get nostalgic it may discover a wholesome outlet in Quinn, a former All-Convention participant with the Irish within the early aughts. It might be a shock if he wasn’t among the many high targets on Swarbrick’s record and much more shocking if he did not at the very least get a name. Quinn’s been in teaching since his enjoying profession resulted in 2013 having served as an assistant each at Northwestern and most not too long ago (since 2014) with the Miami Warmth on Erik Spoelstra’s employees.
3. Micah Shrewsberry, Penn State head coach
Shrewsberry’s helped reboot Penn State in a brief span after taking up final season and remade the Nittany Lions right into a attainable NCAA Event contender in his second season. Along with attending highschool in Indianapolis and enjoying at Hanover Faculty in Indiana, he has assistant teaching expertise at Purdue, DePauw and Butler, so his ties to the state run deep.
4. Dusty Might, FAU head coach
No coach’s inventory has risen extra dramatically within the mid-major ranks this season than Might’s has. The Indiana grad, who was a pupil supervisor underneath Bob Knight, is 18-1 on the season in main No. 24 FAU to its greatest begin in program historical past. He is 84-57 since taking up this system in 2018 and slowly constructed the Owls right into a contender in Convention USA.
5. Greg McDermott, Creighton head coach
When Brian Kelly left Notre Dame for LSU, Swarbrick elevated defensive coordinator and then-35-year-old Marcus Freeman to take over the soccer program. So if Swarbrick sticks to the same plan on the hoops facet he might very nicely go for an up-and-comer. But when age will not be an element then McDermott, 58, could be a coup. He is been at Creighton since 2010 the place he is led this system to a 287-145 total document, however it’s been a disappointing season on the entire given lofty preseason expectations. His seat is not doubtless warming, a lot much less sizzling, however a contemporary begin elsewhere may make sense and a coach with a confirmed monitor document may give Notre Dame some stability prefer it had with Brey.
6. Martin Ingelsby, Delaware head coach
Final time Notre Dame employed its head coach it plucked Mike Brey from Delaware, so Ingelsby — who received his first head-coaching gig at Delaware in 2016 — may make for an attention-grabbing under-the-radar candidate. Ingelsby performed at Notre Dame and made 121 begins in his 4 seasons earlier than returning to an assistant teaching function on Brey’s employees from 2009-2016. He is simply 106-96 as head coach with thrice extra dropping seasons than NCAA Event appearances so it appears unlikely he’d be the primary name however ties to the varsity and head teaching expertise being stipulations would seemingly put him on the radar.