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Notre Dame Basketball

HOOPS | Michaela Mabrey Named Assistant Coach

August 26, 2019
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Notre Damen women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw wasted little time finding a coach to fill Niele Ivey’s shoes as Ivey is headed to coach with the Memphis Grizzlies. 

On Monday, Notre Dame and McGraw announced Michaela Mabrey will join the program as an assistant coach. 

Mabrey, a 2016 graduate of Notre Dame, was part of the winningest class in Notre Dame women’s basketball history and has a great familiarity with the program. 

“We are so excited to welcome Michaela Mabrey back as the newest member of our coaching staff,” McGraw stated. “Michaela has tremendous experience, having played in three Final Fours and she understands what it takes to help our young team play at that elite level. She is familiar with our recruiting base and brings an energy and enthusiasm that will help her relate to our current and future student-athletes.

“Michaela is familiar with our program, as well as what being a student-athlete at Notre Dame entails. As a player, she was a great leader, always poised under pressure, and brought a positive, encouraging voice that her teammates all respected. We look forward to having her bring those same skills to our coaching staff.”

During her career at Notre Dame, Mabrey made 228 three-pointers in 142 games while shooting 39.6 percent from behind the arc. Mabrey and her sister Marina are the only two players in program history to make at least 60 three-pointers in three seasons. 

Mabrey started her coaching career at the University of Miami (Ohio) where she was the coordinator program and player development in 2016-17. The Redhawks then promoted her to assistant coach the next year and Miami went on to a 21-11 record. 

Last season, Mabrey was the Director of Recruiting at LSU. 

“Dreams do come true,” Mabrey said. “I am blessed to have the opportunity to share my experiences and knowledge with the next group of Notre Dame women’s basketball student-athletes. I thank God and Coach McGraw for allowing my path to come full circle back to Notre Dame. I can’t wait for this next chapter and to get this season started. Go Irish!”

 
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