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USATSI Gallery - Notre Dame @ NC State

USATSI Gallery - Notre Dame @ NC State


USATSI Gallery - Duke @ Notre Dame

USATSI Gallery - Duke @ Notre Dame


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Images from Saturday night's game between Notre Dame and Michigan State.


Notre Dame 39, Nevada 10

The Fighting defeat face Nevada, on September 10, 2016.


Notre Dame vs. Texas

Sept. 4, 2016

2012 AP National Coach of the Year

2012 Walter Camp National Coach of the Year

2012 Sporting News National Coach of the Year

2012 Home Depot National Coach of the Year

2012 Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year

2012 AFCA National Coach of the Year

2009 Home Depot National Coach of the Year

Head coach Brian Kelly, a veteran in his 26th season as a collegiate head coach, brings a championship tradition to his seventh year as the 29th head football coach at the University of Notre Dame.

Currently the winningest active coach in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, Kelly has guided the Irish to 55 wins over his tenure, ranking fifth in school history. Kelly is the first coach to ever take Notre Dame to a bowl game in each of his first six years at the helm.

His 149 victories as a head coach since 2001 are more than all but two active FBS head coaches -- Oklahoma's Bob Stoops and Ohio State's Urban Meyer.

Kelly's head coaching resume

Twenty-third college coach to reach 200 career victories with at least five years of service or 50 victories at a school that was classified as a major college at the time

Second-youngest and fifth-fastest coach to ever reach 200 career victories with at least five years of service or 50 victories at a school that was classified as a major college at the time

Only coach in school history to lead the Irish to at least eight victories over each of his first six seasons -- a feat only 20 coaches have ever done at contract bowl eligible schools

Only two-time winner of The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award (2009, 2012)

First coach to lead the Irish to bowl games during each of his first six seasons

First coach to take Notre Dame to bowl games in six straight seasons at any stage in his career since Lou Holtz (1987-95)

First coach with six consecutive seasons of at least eight wins since Lou Holtz reached the milestone seven straight years (1987-93)

With 10 wins in both 2012 and 2015, Kelly joins Knute Rockne, Ara Parseghian and Holtz as the only Notre Dame coaches to hit the double-digit mark in wins twice

Kelly is 21-16 (.568) in his career against Associated Press Top 25 teams

Owns the seventh-most wins (98-33) among active NCAA FBS coaches since 2006

Owns the seventh-best winning percentage (.752) among active NCAA FBS coaches since 2007

Ranks first and seventh among active NCAA FBS coaches in career victories (226) and career winning percentage (.737), respectively

Led Notre Dame to an undefeated regular season in 2012 -- its first undefeated regular season in 24 years (1988)

Guided Notre Dame to the 2013 Bowl Championship Series title game and its highest national ranking (No. 4/3) to close a season since 1993 (No. 2/2)

Oversaw the first football program to be ranked number one in the football polls and first in NCAA GSR graduation rates while also playing for the BCS title

Swept just about every possible coach of the year award in 2012 -- Home Depot, Associated Press, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Sporting News, Liberty Mutual and American Football Coaches Association

Only the second Irish coach to win 12 games in a season (Lou Holtz also did it in 1988)

Continued focus on academics as Notre Dame won the 2014 American Football Coaches Association Academic Achievement Award with a 100 percent graduation rate for the freshmen football student-athlete class of 2007

Each of Kelly's last 10 teams have participated in a bowl game, encompassing each of his six Notre Dame teams, each of his three Cincinnati teams, and his final team at Central Michigan (2006)

Each of Kelly's last 11 teams (including 2015) have finished the year with a winning record, including his 6-5 Chippewa squad in 2005

Every team of Kelly's head coaching tenure, except for his first Central Michigan team that went 4-7 on 2004, has finished at .500 or better (24 out of 25 years)

Nine active FBS coaches have guided their respective schools to an undefeated regular season since 2009 and only four of those eight coaches, including Brian Kelly, have done it on multiple occasions

Helped the Irish win 47 of their last 64 games dating back to 2011

Career record includes a first six seasons at Notre Dame where he has fashioned a 55-23 record that has included 11 losses by a combined 33 points (3.0 per game)

Three seasons at Cincinnati from 2007-09, including a 34-6 record (.850) and two straight outright BIG EAST Conference title teams that earned BCS appearances in 2008 (FedEx Orange Bowl) and 2009 (Allstate Sugar Bowl)

Three seasons at Central Michigan University from 2004-06, including a 19-16 overall record (.542) featuring a 9-4 mark and Mid-American Conference title in 2006

Thirteen seasons at Grand Valley State University from 1991-2003, including a 118-35-2 record (.767) highlighted by NCAA Division II national championships in 2002 (14-0) and 2003 (14-1)

An overall record of 226-80-2 (.737) in those 25 seasons as a head coach

A record of 16-8 (.667) record in postseason play as a head coach

Brian Kelly
Brian  Kelly

Head Football Coach

Alma Mater:
Assumption '83

Event Calendar


October 29
3:30 PM
Notre Dame, Ind.

Game Week Central
November 5
11:30 AM
Jacksonville, Fla.(EverBank Field)

November 12
2:30 PM
San Antonio, Texas(Alamodome)

November 19
3:30 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind.

November 26
Los Angeles, Calif.

September 2
Notre Dame, Ind.
September 9
Notre Dame, Ind.
September 16
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass.

September 23
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich.
September 30
Miami Ohio
Notre Dame, Ind.
October 7
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C.


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