Leigh Torbin | October 28, 2016
The inaugural winner of the WBCA's Assistant Coach of the Year and a contributor to every one of Notre Dame's seven Final Four appearances, including the 2001 national championship, Niele Ivey has been integral to the long-term success of the Irish women's basketball program.
Ivey is being rewarded for her contributions to the program with a promotion to associate head coach while she will also remain as the team's recruiting coordinator.
"I am so proud of Niele and so thankful for the great work that she continues to do," Karen and Kevin Keyes Family Head Women's Basketball Coach Muffet McGraw said. "It has been amazing to witness Niele develop into the top assistant coach in the nation over the past 10 years. Her work with our guards has been instrumental to our success on the court. As a mentor to the young women in our program, she is an invaluable resource. Niele has shown continued success in building relationships and recruiting elite high-character players to Notre Dame.