Notre Dame coaching candidates: Chris Holtman, Greg McDermott are among the possible targets to replace Mike Bree

Notre Dame It was announced Thursday that longtime basketball coach Mike Brey, who has been with the program since 2000 and racked up 481 wins as the Fighting Irish coach, will He will step down at the end of the 2022-23 season. The decision leaves a huge hole in a high-profile niche that will attract significant interest from the mid-major ranks and even high-profile head coaches given Notre Dame’s resources and standing in the ACC hierarchy.

Athletics director Jack Swarbrick will likely leave no stone unturned as he looks to replace another coach for the second time in three years after head football coach Brian Kelly walked out. LSU Off last season, he has a big brand in a major conference to pitch to prospects. However, it remains unclear what direction he will take to get to his next man and what level the league is willing to invest in. Sources expressed to CBS Sports some skepticism that the university would be willing to dig into its pockets to hire a head coach at the power conference level. Doing so will likely require paying a buyout, and competitive pay to move the needle may cross the $4 million per year mark.

So who will eventually become the next coach boils down to a myriad of factors that are still not clear until now. Therefore, the pool of candidates Notre Dame may be looking for is wide.

We’ve put together a list of six names we think Notre Dame can and should target at this point with the caveat that, for now, that’s as much a wish list for Irish fans as a real favorite. As the season approaches, and if more information emerges, our list will be updated.

1 – Chris Holtmann, Ohio State Coach

If Notre Dame is going to target a big name from the ranks of the real world, Holtmann will have to be at or near the top of the wish list. He was 70-31 in three seasons on Butler He is 117-64 in five seasons at Ohio State with over 20 wins in each of his campaigns. His wages are said to be roughly 30 in the country, and he’s a pretty impressive opponent for a Buckeyes team with a coach whose credentials say he’s closer to the 15 coach in America. Getting Holtmann may require a large payroll bonus however buy it Only 2.5 million dollars.

2. Chris Quinn, Miami Heat assistant

If Notre Dame wants to feel nostalgic, it can find a healthy outlet in Quinn, a former all-conference player with the Irish in the early 1980s. It would be a surprise if he wasn’t among the top targets on Swarbrick’s list, and even more surprising if he didn’t at least get a call. Quinn has been in coaching since his playing career ended in 2013 after serving as an assistant on both North West and most recently (since 2014) with the Miami Heat on Erik Spoelstra’s Crew.

3 – Micah Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania state Coach

Shrewsberry helped restart Penn State at short notice after taking over last season and remade the Nittany Lions into a potential NCAA Tournament contender in his sophomore season. In addition to attending high school in Indianapolis and playing at Hanover College in Indiana, he has assistant coaching experience at the Indiana University BordeauxAnd DePauw and Butler, so his ties to the state run deep.

4. Dusty Mae, Fau Coach

No coach’s stock has risen more dramatically through the starting quarterback ranks this season than in May. Once student manager under Bob Knight, the Indiana graduate was 18-1 on the season in leading FAU No. 24 to its best start in program history. He’s gone 84-57 since taking over the program in 2018 and has slowly built the Owls into a Conference USA contender.

5. Greg McDermott, Creighton Coach

When Brian Kelly left Notre Dame for LSU, Swarbrick promoted then-defensive coordinator 35-year-old Marcus Freeman to take over the football program. So if Swarbrick sticks to a similar plan on the hoops side, he might very well choose. But if age wasn’t a factor, McDermott, 58, would be a coup. He has been at Creighton since 2010 leading the program to a 287-145 overall record, but it was a disappointing season overall given lofty preseason expectations. His seat is unlikely to be warm, or less hot, but a fresh start elsewhere might make sense, and a coach with a solid track record could give Notre Dame some stability as Bray did.

6. Martin Inglesby, Delaware Coach

The last time Notre Dame hired its head coach, it snatched Mike Brey from Delaware, so Inglesby — who got his first coaching gig at Delaware in 2016 — could be an interesting under-the-radar candidate. Inglesby played for Notre Dame and made 121 appearances in his four seasons before returning to an assistant role on the Bree team from 2009-2016. He’s only 106-96 as a head coach with three more losing seasons than he has appeared in the NCAA Tournament, so it seems unlikely he’ll be a first call-up, but ties to the school and head coaching experience are prerequisites that will apparently put him on the radar.

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