Fighting Irish Athletics | March 9, 2016
A couple from Toronto has made a $5 million gift to the University of Notre Dame to endow the men’s basketball head coaching position. The gift from Glenn and Stacey Murphy will help to underwrite the salary of the head coach, provide stability and resources for the long term and create funds for use within the department.
“The Murphys’ extraordinary generosity and the confidence it reflects in the basketball program that Coach Mike Brey has built is critical to our continued success,” said Jack Swarbrick, vice president and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics. “With Purcell Pavilion having been renovated to be one of the best basketball arenas in the country, the soon to be developed practice facility, our sustained competitive success, and now the endowment of both our men’s and women’s head coaching positions, Notre Dame basketball is as well positioned as it ever has been to help our student-athletes achieve excellence on the court and in the classroom.”