Nov. 23, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame men’s basketball coach Mike Brey and Irish assistant coach Martin Ingelsby will participate in the inaugural “Shots from the Heart” in an effort to raise awareness for heart disease and to honor the memory of former college basketball coach Skip Prosser.
Brey and Ingelsby will be part of the season-long free throw contest that is featuring basketball coaches from across the country with the goal of creating an understanding and awareness for the fight against heart disease and to raise money for the benefit of the American Heart Association. The event is being administered by collegeinsider.com.
“Shots from the Heart” features 64 participating head coaches and assistant coaches bracketed in a tournament-style format. Throughout the month of November and continuing once a month through the 2011 NCAA Final Four in Houston, Brey and Ingelsby, along with the other coaches participating in the competition, will shoot 25 free throws in Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center while someone from the Notre Dame staff will tally and record the results. The head coach and the assistant coach with the most made free throws in each matchup will advance to the next round.
Brey is slotted to compete in the North Division and will go up against John Giannini of LaSalle in the first round, while Ingelsby is competing in the East Division and is up against Jay Gibbons of Savannah State.
Both will shoot their free throws on Monday Nov. 29 at 3:00 p.m. in Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center.