Penn State Basketball

Micah Shrewsberry Leaving Penn State Basketball

According to multiple reports, Head Basketball Coach Micah Shrewsberry is leaving Penn State Basketball for the open job at Notre Dame.

Despite a reported $4 million buy-out, the Fighting Irish are offering Shrewsberry a 7-year deal that will likely make him one of the higher paid coaches in all of Division 1 basketball.

This comes after numerous reports Penn State AD Pat Kraft was ready to double Micah’s salary to the $4 million range and ramp up significant NIL efforts.

The Nittany Lions made their first NCAA Tournament since 2001 under the now outgoing second-year head coach.

Shrewsberry is from the Indiana area and it appears the allure of returning to his basketball-rich home state was too much to overcome, especially since he really has no Pennsylvania or Penn State ties.


In a day when Caleb Dorsey and Dallion Johnson entered the transfer portal and Seth Lundy announced his declaration for the NBA draft, fans must now begin to wonder what will happen with some of Shrewsberry’s prized recruits, both those who played here last year and those incoming.

Will top-100 Carey Booth still stick with the Nittany Lions? What about Indiana native Logan Imes? What about HIS SON, Braeden Shrewsberry?

Only time will tell, but the NCAA Tournament win now seems to be in the distant, distant past for the Penn State Basketball program.

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Evan Smith

Evan Smith is an alum of Penn State (Marketing, Economics, 2011) and a basketball season ticket holder since 2006. NittanyCentral is his second reporting job following the Men's Basketball program. He co-founded and co-hosts the Shots Gotta Fall - The Penn State Basketball Podcast (the premiere, the best, the only) with Steve Travis. Smith's most proud moment covering the team was seeing the national No. 9 ranking during Pat Chambers' last year. His most embarrassing moment was spending almost a thousand dollars to travel 2,000 miles in 46 hours to watch the Nittany Lions lose to Temple in the 2011 NCAA Tournament (screw you Juan Fernandez).