Maura McHugh

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Maura McHugh
Sport(s) Women's basketball
Biographical details
Born (1953-06-20) June 20, 1953 (age 65)
Worcester, MA
Playing career
1971–1975[1] Old Dominion
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1980–87 Oklahoma
1987–93 Arizona State
1997-98 Long Beach Stingrays (ABL)
1999-2001 Sacramento Monarchs (WNBA) (Asst. Coach)
2001-03 Sacramento Monarchs
2003-07 Stony Brook

Maura McHugh (born June 20, 1953) is a former basketball coach who has coached at the college level, in the WNBA and ABL. She was a four-year starter at Old Dominion University in the early 1970s. She was one of the first women's basketball players in the nation to receive a scholarship. She began as a graduate assistant coach at Penn State University before being promoted to assistant coach for two seasons. Her first head coaching position was at the University of Oklahoma where she coached for seven seasons. She followed up her time at Oklahoma with six years at Arizona State University. She also coached the now defunct Long Beach Stingrays of the ABL for one year in 1997–98[2] and followed that up with a stint as both assistant coach and head coach for the Sacramento Monarchs of the WNBA. Most recently, she served as head coach of the women's basketball program at Stony Brook University from 2003–07.[3][4]


  1. ^ "2008–09 Old Dominion Women's Basketball Media Guide". Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ Gustkey, Earl (1998-03-11). "'ray of Hope". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ "Maura McHugh". Stony Brook University Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 2009-10-21.
  4. ^ "Maura McHugh Steps Down as Head Women's Basketball Coach; Assistant Coach Michele Cherry Named Successor". Stony Brook University Official Athletic Site. 2007-06-06. Retrieved 2009-10-21.
Preceded by
Doyle Parrack
Oklahoma Women's Basketball Head Coach
Succeeded by
Valerie Goodwin-Colbert
Preceded by
Sonny Allen
Sacramento Monarchs Head Coach
Succeeded by
John Whisenant