Micah Shrewsberry officially named men's basketball coach
SOUTH BEND, Ind -- Notre Dame men's basketball lands Micah Shrewsberry for as the next head coach.
Since Mike Brey announced he would step down after 23 years, Notre Dame has been on the hunt for his replacement.
The university will officially make the announcement tomorrow, that Shrewsberry will be the new coach and he’s no stranger to Indiana.
Before Mica led Penn State this season to their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2011, Shrewsberry’s first head coaching job was right here in Michiana – at IU South Bend.
“05-06 was his first year and then, 06-07 was his second year and that was my first year. So that's when we crossed paths,” said IU South Bend Athletic Director and Women’s basketball coach Steve Bruce
Bruce was one of the many to see Shrewsberry in his first head coaching role.
“We talked some basketball stuff, certainly but the thing that stands out the most to me about Micah is, he was just a good person and he was very humble,” Bruce mentioned.
The Indianapolis native started his career at Wabash College and DePauw University as an assistant coach.
“So he went from certainly very challenging situation here and just climbed his way all the way up, to now being Notre Dame's head men's basketball coach, so it's really, I think, a great story and in just what one can accomplish through hard work. Again, most importantly, just being Micah and being the kind of person, he is,” Bruce added.
After his time at IUSB, Shrewsberry joined Brad Stevens staff at Butler, making two trips to the final four.
He later became an assistant under Matt Painter at Purdue.
After a brief stint in the NBA as an assistant with the Boston Celtics, Shrewsberry took the head coaching job at Penn State in 2021.
As Shrewsberry prepares for his new stint at Notre Dame, he’s got a local kid by name of Markus Burton
Indiana Mr. Basketball candidate, waiting to help propel Notre Dame to the next level.
“Shrewsbury, he's worked in the NBA he's worked out a lot of colleges so, I mean he's he knows what he's talking about and I’m excited to play for him and I’m excited for him to get here.