Muffet McGraw

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Muffet McGraw
Muffet McGraw.JPG
Sport(s) Women's college basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team University of Notre Dame
Biographical details
Born (1955-12-05) December 5, 1955 (age 58)
Pottsville, PA
Playing career
1974-1977
1979-1980
St. Joseph's
California Dreams
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1977-1979
1980-1982
1982-87
1987-current
Archbishop Carroll H.S.
St. Joseph's (asst.)
Lehigh
University of Notre Dame
Head coaching record
Overall 750-258 (.744)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship (2001)
Awards
Naismith Coach of the Year (2001)
(USBWA) Coach of the Year
Women's Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year
AP Coach of the Year (2013)
AP Coach of the Year (2014)
(USBWA) Coach of the Year(2014)

Ann "Muffet" McGraw (born December 5, 1955) is the current head women's basketball coach at Notre Dame. In 27 seasons at Notre Dame, she compiled a 662-217 (.753) record. She led her team to 6 Final Fours (1997, 2001, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014), and won the National Championship in 2001 against Purdue. Notre Dame has made it to the fourth round of the tournament 6 out of the last 11 seasons (through the 2013 tournament), and had 20-win seasons in 13 out of the past 14 seasons. McGraw led the Irish to 14 NCAA tournament appearances including a current streak of 12 straight. In the current streak, Notre Dame made it to the second round in all but one of the appearances. McGraw graduated from Saint Joseph's University and briefly played professionally for the California Dreams of the Women's Professional Basketball League.

McGraw has compiled 50 wins over ranked opponents, including 40 over the last 8 seasons. Her teams appeared in the AP poll 139 times during her tenure. Notre Dame finished in the Top 3 of the Big East in 9 out of the 11 seasons they have been in the league. Notre Dame also received 11 consecutive Top 20 ranked recruiting classes.[citation needed] She is the 27th coach in NCAA history to win over 500 career games, and is currently the 13th head coach in NCAA Division I basketball history to reach 700 career wins.

McGraw was awarded the US Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Coach of the Year award, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year and the Naismith College Coach of the Year in 2001.[1][2][3]

On February 5, 2013 Muffet McGraw achieved her 700th career victory with a win over the Villanova Wildcats in Philadelphia, her hometown, by a score of 59-52, making her the 13th coach in Division 1 history to reach the 700 win milestone. She holds a record of 700-257 (.739) over 31 years of coaching, the past 26 years at Notre Dame.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2001—Naismith Coach of the Year
  • 2001—Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coach of the Year[3]
  • 2009—Carol Eckman Award[4]
  • 2013—Naismith Women's College Coach of the Year[5]
  • 2013—Associated Press Division I Women's National Coach of the Year[5]
  • 2013—Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division I Coach of the Year[5]
  • 2014—espnW Coach of the Year[6]
  • 2014—Associated Press Division I Women's National Coach of the Year [7]
  • 2014—USBWA Coach of the Year [8]
  • 2014—Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coach of the Year[3]

Coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Lehigh Engineers (East Coast Conference) (1982–1987)
1982-1983 Lehigh 14-9
1983-1984 Lehigh 13-9
1984-1985 Lehigh 20-8
1985-1986 Lehigh 24-4
1986-1987 Lehigh 17-11
Lehigh: 88-41
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (North Star Conference) (1987–1988)
1987-1988 Notre Dame 20-8 7-3 2nd
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Midwestern Collegiate Conference) (1988–1995)
1988-1989 Notre Dame 21-11 12-2 T-1st 7th in WNIT
1989-1990 Notre Dame 23-6 16-0 1st
1990-1991 Notre Dame 23-9 15-1 1st 8th in WNIT
1991-1992 Notre Dame 14-17 8-4 2nd NCAA First Round
1992-1993 Notre Dame 15-12 11-5 T-2nd
1993-1994 Notre Dame 22-7 10-2 1st NCAA First Round
1994-1995 Notre Dame 21-10 15-1 1st 3rd in WNIT
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Big East Conference) (1995–2013)
1995-1996 Notre Dame 23-8 15-3 2nd NCAA Second Round
1996-1997 Notre Dame 31-7 17-1 2nd NCAA Final Four
1997-1998 Notre Dame 22-10 12-6 T-4th NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1998-1999 Notre Dame 26-5 15-3 3rd NCAA Second Round
1999-2000 Notre Dame 27-5 15-1 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2000-2001 Notre Dame 34-2 15-1 T-1st NCAA National Champions
2001-2002 Notre Dame 20-10 13-3 2nd NCAA Second Round
2002-2003 Notre Dame 21-11 10-6 T-5th NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2003-2004 Notre Dame 21-11 12-4 T-2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2004-2005 Notre Dame 27-6 13-3 T-2nd NCAA Second Round
2005-2006 Notre Dame 18-12 8-8 10th NCAA First Round
2006-2007 Notre Dame 20-12 10-6 T-5th NCAA Second Round
2007-2008 Notre Dame 25-9 11-5 4th NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2008-2009 Notre Dame 22-9 10-6 T-4th NCAA First Round
2009-2010 Notre Dame 29-6 12-4 T-4th NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2010–2011 Notre Dame 31-8 13-3 T-2nd NCAA Runner-up
2011–2012 Notre Dame 35-4 15-1 1st NCAA Runner-up
2012–2013 Notre Dame 35-2 16-0 1st NCAA Final Four
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2013–present)
2013–2014 Notre Dame 37-1 16-0 1st NCAA Runner-up
Notre Dame: 662-217 (.753) 342-82 (.807)
Total: 751-259 (.751)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naismith College Coach of the Year". Atlanta Tipoff Club. Retrieved 5 Jan 2013. 
  2. ^ "USBWA WOMEN'S HONORS". USBWA. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Past Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coaches of the Year". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 30 Jun 2014. 
  4. ^ "Carol Eckman Award". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 1 Jul 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Muffet McGraw Sweeps National Coach Of The Year Honors". Notre Dame Athletics. April 9, 2013. Retrieved 14 Mar 2014. 
  6. ^ Smith, Michelle (March 14, 2014). "Stewart is espnW player of the year". ESPN. Retrieved 14 Mar 2014. 
  7. ^ "Breanna Stewart wins as sophomore". ESPN. Retrieved 5 Apr 2014. 
  8. ^ "U.S. BASKETBALL WRITERS AWARDS". U.S. Basketball Writers Association. March 31, 2014. Retrieved 7 Apr 2014. 

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