Micah Shrewsberry and his family arrived on campus Friday evening, just hours after he was officially announced as Notre Dame men’s basketball coach. He made a stop to visit the school’s flagship team less than a day after arriving.
Shrewsberry was at Notre Dame football practice Saturday morning and spoke to the team afterward. He’s not just an Indiana native who’s now working in his home state. He’s coaching at the school with the football team he grew up watching.
“I’m from Indiana,” Shrewsberry told the team after Saturday’s practice. “I grew up in Indiana. Coached most of my life here. It’s exciting for me to be back. But I told Coach (Marcus Freeman) the other day, I love college football. I don’t watch the NFL at all. I love college football. But I grew up a Notre Dame football fan. You don’t know how many games Saturday afternoon I sat on the couch and turned it to NBC to watch it. I’m excited to be here. I’m excited to be around and watch you guys and be here at Notre Dame.”
The 46-year-old Shrewsberry – Penn State’s head coach the last two years – will be formally introduced at a press conference on March 30. He replaced Mike Brey, who stepped aside after 23 seasons in the role earlier this month. Shrewsberry previously coached at Purdue (2011-13, 2019-21) and Butler (2007-11), and was also an assistant for the Boston Celtics from 2013-19. He was IU-South Bend’s head coach from 2005-07.
Notre Dame Tweets of the Weekend
Marcus Freeman with the most notable visitor of the weekend.
Notre Dame fencing: National champions for the third straight year.
Micah Shrewsberry and Marcus Freeman meet.
Quote of the Weekend
“He’ll make fun of me for saying this, but he’s got a little swagger to him now. He’s got a little something to him now.”
– Tight end Kevin Bauman on offensive coordinator Gerad Parker
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