Kevin McGuff

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Kevin McGuff
Sport(s) Women's Basketball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Ohio State
Conference Big Ten
Record 87–42 (.674)
Biographical details
Born (1969-12-03) December 3, 1969 (age 47)
Hamilton, Ohio
Alma mater Saint Joseph's College
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1995–1996 Miami (OH) (Asst.)
1996–2002 Notre Dame (Asst.)
2002–2011 Xavier
2011–2013 Washington
2013–present Ohio State
Head coaching record
Overall 342–141 (.708)

Kevin McGuff (born December 3, 1969)[1] is the current head women's basketball coach at the Ohio State University after spending two seasons as head coach of the University of Washington. Prior to his time in Seattle, McGuff was the head coach at Xavier University until April 2011.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

McGuff began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Miami University where the Lady Hawks went 54–30 during his tenure in Oxford, Ohio.[3]

He served as an assistant coach at Notre Dame. During his six years as an Irish assistant coach under Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame went 160–39, including a national title in 2001.

Xavier University[edit]

McGuff spent nine seasons at Xavier, compiling an overall record of 213–73, giving him the most wins of any Xavier women's coach. The Musketeers made the postseason in each of McGuff's seasons as head coach, with the last five being in the NCAA tournament. During this stretch, Xavier's best run was in 2010, when the Musketeers lost[4] in the Elite Eight to Stanford.

University of Washington[edit]

Ohio State University[edit]

McGuff was hired by Ohio State on April 16, 2013[5] to replace Jim Foster. He was formally introduced at a press conference on April 17, 2013.[6] Ohio State will owe Washington $1.75 million as part of McGuff's buyout clause from his contract with UW.[7]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Xavier (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2002–2011)
2002–03 Xavier 20–10 11–5 3rd (2nd West) NCAA 1st Round
2003–04 Xavier 17–13 8–8 T-6th (4th West) WNIT First Round
2004–05 Xavier 22–10 13–3 T-2nd (1st West) WNIT Quarterfinals
2005–06 Xavier 21–9 11–5 4th WNIT Round of 16
2006–07 Xavier 26–8 11–3 3rd NCAA 1st Round
2007–08 Xavier 24–9 11–3 3rd NCAA 1st Round
2008–09 Xavier 25–7 13–1 1st NCAA 1st Round
2009–10 Xavier 30–4 14–0 1st NCAA Elite Eight
2010–11 Xavier 29–3 14–0 1st NCAA 2nd Round
Xavier: 214–73 (.746) 106–28 (.791)
Washington (Pac-12) (2011–2013)
2011–12 Washington 20–14 8–10 T-7th WNIT Quarterfinals
2012–13 Washington 21–12 11–7 5th WNIT Second Round
Washington: 41–26 (.612) 19–17(.528)
Ohio State (Big Ten) (2013–present)
2013–14 Ohio State 17–18 5–11 T-8th
2014–15 Ohio State 24–11 13–5 3rd NCAA 2nd Round
2015–16 Ohio State 26–8 15–3 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2016–17 Ohio State 28-7 15-1 t1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Ohio State: 90–42 (.682) 46–20 (.697)
Total: 345–141 (.710)

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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


Kevin attended Saint Joseph's College in Indiana. McGuff and his wife, Letitia, have six children.[8]


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