Wall of Fame

Barry MacKenzie

Staff Member & Former President (1978-2002)


  • Earned a B.Ed from the University of British Columbia & a M.Sc from Eastern Michigan University
  • Represented Canada at the 1968 Winter Olympics (bronze medal) & played briefly for the Minnesota North Stars before returning to coach at Notre Dame in 1975.
  • Mackenzie became the President of Notre Dame in 1992, was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 1999, retired from Notre Dame in 2002, after which he was named the Director of Player Development for the Minnesota Wild.
  • MacKenzie was the Head Coach of the 1988 Centennial Cup Jr. A National Championship Team with the Notre Dame Hounds that included such players as Rod Brind’Amour and Curtis Joseph and went 53-5-2 in the SJHL regular season.
  • MacKenzie became President of Notre Dame in 1992 .

Barry MacKenzie

Years a Hound: 1978-2002

Hometown: Toronto, ON, Canada

“In my final speech I gave when I left the school, I recalled something Père was always saying, that you don’t want to be dead at twenty-five, but still live until you’re ninety. Part of it, to me, is that life is very simple. We just complicate it. Have a strong keel and a good moral compass and live your life. Excellence is part of it, and that’s part of what Notre Dame does for kids.”