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Graduating Champions

"Those who know Notre Dame, no explanation’s necessary. Those who don’t, no explanation will suffice." - Lou Holtz

Entering his 30th season as a collegiate head coach in 2020 and 11th year at the University of Notre Dame, Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Brian Kelly brings a championship tradition as the school’s 29th head football coach.

  • Kelly is the winningest active coach in NCAA Football (all divisions) and the fourth-winningest coach in school history.* He is the only coach to win The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award (2009, 2012 and 2018) on more than one occasion. His .735 winning percentage trails only Nick Saban among active FBS coaches with at least 15 years of head coaching experience.*
  • With 10 wins in five seasons at Notre Dame (2012*, 2015, 2017-19), Kelly has matched Lou Holtz for the most 10-plus win seasons in school history.
  • With a 33-6 mark over the past three seasons, only three Power 5 programs have recorded fewer losses than Notre Dame during that stretch. Notre Dame’s 33 victories since the start of 2017 rank seventh among Power 5 programs.

*Includes 21 victories (and two postseason appearances) later vacated by discretionary NCAA penalty.

Football Facilities

The "Gug" and the Irish Athletics Center

  • The "Gug" is the home of Notre Dame Football and where our total preparation takes place.
  • It houses the locker room, meeting rooms, training room, weight room, recovery room, fueling stations, and player's lounge.
  • The Irish Athletics Center (Indoor) is located right across the street and was opened in July 2019 and cost over 50 million dollars to construct.

Notre Dame Stadium Locker Room

  • Renovated in 2017 at a cost of 20 million dollars.
  • Combines modern technology and comforts with the tradition of Notre Dame Stadium.
  • The back wall of the locker room is actually the original outer wall from the stadium in 1930.

Strength & Conditioning

  • Matt Balis and his staff will help prepare you both physically and mentally.
  • We combine an old school approach while also embracing modern technology and exercise science.
  • Our Strength and Conditioning program has grown a culture of accountability and toughness around our team!

Campus

  • Campus consists of 1,200 acres, two lakes, and a "Collegiate Gothic" style of architecture.
  • Campus is the academic AND social center of the university.
  • 80% of the students live in the residence halls.
"Tell them you didn't go to college, instead you went to Notre Dame." - Brian Williams

The Gameday Experience

  • Over 100,000 visitors will flock to campus and over 100 private jets will land at the airport from across the country.
  • Some of the great traditions in college football take place at Notre Dame - The Pep Rally, Trumpets Under the Dome, The Walk, and the Alma Mater, etc.
  • The student body is highly invested in home game weekends because they identify with our team. Our players are one of them!

Offensive Coaching Staff

Defensive / Special Teams Coaching Staff

Play Like a Champion Today

  • This is a really healthy program right now that is poised to compete for a National Championship!
  • We were 11-2 in 2019.
  • We have an 18-game home winning streak.
  • We are 33-6 in the last three seasons - only six other schools have 33 wins or more in that time span.
  • Notre Dame appeared in the College Football Playoff in 2018.