Video: Matt Dooley and the Notre Dame bond

Lauren Chval | April 4, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics

It’s been more than a month now since Irish senior men’s tennis player Matt Dooley identified himself to the world as the first openly gay student-athlete at the University of Notre Dame.

In some ways, Dooley’s life has gone on in normal fashion, as he competes with the nationally-ranked Irish tennis squad and finishes his final semester of classes at Notre Dame.

In other much more personal, and yet also now more public, ways his life has changed forever.




Originally published by Daily Domer Staff at on April 04, 2014.