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Notre Dame coaching candidates: Chris Holtmann, Greg McDermott among possible targets to replace Mike Brey


Notre Dame On Thursday, longtime basketball coach Mike Bray, who has been with the program since 2000 and has 481 wins as Ireland’s head coach, said: Resigned at the end of the 2022-23 seasonThis decision leaves a huge hole in the resources of Notre Dame and a position that would attract a great deal of interest from mid-ranking and even senior major head coaches, given their standing in the hierarchy of the ACC.

Athletic director Jack Swarbrick could go all out as he considers another head coach replacement for the second time in three years after football coach Brian Kelly was replaced at the Bolt. LSUs It’s the last offseason and has big brands at major conferences to pitch to potential candidates. However, it remains unclear in which direction he will go to get his next man and if the college is willing to invest. A source told CBS Sports skepticism that the college would be willing to dig deep into its pockets to acquire a sitting head coach at the powerhouse level. , and the competitive rewards for moving the needle can exceed $4 million annually.

So who ultimately becomes the next head coach boils down to a myriad of factors that remain unknown for now. So the pool of candidates that Notre Dame is looking for is a wide one.

We’ve pooled a list of six names that we think Notre Dame could and should target at this point. will be updated.

1. Chris Holtman Ohio head coach

If Notre Dame targets high-major-ranking celebrities in the realm of reality, Holtmann needs to be at or near the top of the wish list. Butler Over five seasons in Ohio, he’s 117-64, with at least 20 wins in each campaign. His pay is reportedly about 30th in the nation, which is a pretty good discount for the Buckeyes whose coaching credentials suggest he’s close to the top 15 coaches in America. Acquiring Holtman may require a significant pony up in terms of salary, his takeover Only $2.5 million.

2. Chris Quinn, Miami Heat assistant

If you want to be nostalgic for Notre Dame, you can find a wholesome outlet in Quinn, who once made an All-Conference appearance with Eilish in his early twenties. It would be a surprise if he wasn’t among the top his targets on his Swarbrick list, and it would be even more surprising if he at least didn’t get the call. Quinn has been a coach since ending his playing career in 2013. Northwest Most recently (since 2014), he played with the staff of Eric Spoelstra for the Miami Heat.

3. Micah Shrewsbury Pennsylvania head coach

The Shrewsburys helped give Penn State a short-lived reboot after taking over last season, remaking the Nittany Lions into NCAA tournament contenders for a second season. In addition to attending high school in Indianapolis and playing at his college in Hanover, Indiana, he has experience as an assistant his coach. PurdueDePauw and Butler, his ties to the state are deep.

4. Dusty May FAUMore head coach

No coach has risen more dramatically in the mid-majors this season than May. The Indiana alumnus, who served as student manager under his Knight, led his 24th-ranked FAU to the best start in program history with an 18-1 record this season. Since he took over the program in his 2018 he has gone 84-57 and slowly built the Owls into contenders in Conference USA.

5. Greg McDermott clayton head coach

When Brian Kelly left Notre Dame for LSU, Swarbrick promoted defensive coordinator and then-35-year-old Marcus Freeman to take over the football program. So if Swarbrick sticks to a similar plan on the whoops side, he’ll very likely pick up the up-and-comer. . He’s been with Creighton since his 2010 run and led the program to an overall record of 287-145, but overall a disappointing season given the high preseason expectations. His seat probably won’t be warm, but a fresh start elsewhere makes sense, and a coach with a proven track record could bring some stability to Notre Dame like Bray. can give

6. Martin Ingelsby Delaware head coach

Ingelsby, who won Delaware’s first head coaching gig in 2016, could be an interesting under-the-radar candidate, as Notre Dame pulled Mike Bray from Delaware the last time they hired a head coach. Ingelsby played for Notre Dame, starting 121 games in four seasons before returning to the role of assistant coach on the Bray staff from 2009 to 2016. He’s only 106-96 as a head coach and has lost three times as many seasons to the NCAA Tournament, so it’s unlikely he’ll be called up first, but his school connections And head coach experience is a prerequisite, so he seems to be getting attention.

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