The 2016 Summer Olympics are officially underway, and the college sports world is embedded in the Rio games.
Notre Dame basketball coach Mike Brey isn’t a part of Mike Krzyzewski’s Olympic basketball coaching staff, but the Fighting Irish head man has an Olympic connection to boast.
Brey’s mother, Betty, represented the United States at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. Brey posted the below tribute to his late mother on Friday night:
60 years ago in Melbourne my mom was able to call herself an OLYMPIAN!— Mike Brey (@NDMikeBrey) August 6, 2016
She was The Ultimate Competitor! pic.twitter.com/Z6dDidcDFA
Betty passed away one day before a Notre Dame win in the 2015 NCAA tournament.
"It was kind of a tribute to her, really a special night," Brey said at the time. "An unbelievable woman, a woman ahead of her time and probably the real driving force behind everything I've done.”
Clearly, Betty Brey raised a fine son.