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Career assistant finally finds perfect fit

After 22 years in the college game, Kearney lands his first head-coaching gig

Originally Published: August 6, 2009
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Mike Brey said he felt the pressure to deliver not just any job for Sean Kearney, but one similar to Notre Dame, a gig in which he could succeed rather quickly, one that would fit his personality and his commitment to a higher-end student-athlete.

Brey wanted Kearney, his trusted assistant for 14 years -- an equal in age and experience in the biz -- to push harder for the opening at Bucknell a year ago.

But Kearney didn't.

Known throughout coaching circles as a true professional ...

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