The Maryland Terrapins have already contacted Notre Dame Fighting Irish coach Mike Brey about taking over the basketball coaching job vacated by Gary Williams' Thursday retirement, to which Notre Dame has countered with a pending contract extension offer, reports the Chicago Tribute's Brian Hamilton.
Brey was born in Maryland, and his first coaching job was at Maryland's DeMatha Catholic High, his alma mater. He was also the head coach for the nearby Delaware Blue Hens after a stop on Mike Krzyzewski's Duke Blue Devils staff.
After the 2010-11 season, Brey was named the Coach of the Year by Sports Illustrated and CBSSports.com. He's been with the Irish since 2000, posting a 238-120 record that includes seven tournament appearances but only one trip past the second round. At Delaware, he coached the team to two America East Conference titles.