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Mike Brey a class act

Michael Matheson | Thursday, January 20, 2011

On Tuesday night, I arrived back at my dorm at about 10:30 from the store. After shuffling for a couple of seconds to find my ID, I heard a voice behind me. “Mind if I follow you in?” I turned around, and behind me stood Coach Mike Brey. I opened the door for him, and he then proceeded to walk throughout the dorm, knock on doors and talk to students to make sure they were coming out in force for the Cincinnati game. He did all of this while he could have been at home with his family on a Tuesday night.

This dedication to the program is not a onetime thing. Coach Brey has come to my dorm before for official meetings to recruit students to attend the games. He sends us an e-mail for every home game asking us to be there for the team. He meets with students at Legends on the nights he does his radio show with Jack Nolan. Coach Brey should be applauded for his dedication to the basketball program and this school. He has shown time and time again that he is the right coach for us as a student body.

To quote a friend: “Mike Brey is a class act.”

Michael Matheson


Alumni Hall

Jan. 17