Muffet McGraw

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Muffet McGraw
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Sport(s) Women's college basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Notre Dame
Conference ACC
Biographical details
Born (1955-12-05) December 5, 1955 (age 60)
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1974–1977 Saint Joseph's
1979–1980 California Dreams
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1977–1979 Archbishop Carroll HS
1980–1982 Saint Joseph's (asst.)
1982–1987 Lehigh
1987–current Notre Dame
Head coaching record
Overall 820–264 (.756)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship (2001)
Awards
Naismith Coach of the Year (2001)
2× (USBWA) Coach of the Year (2001, 2014)
WBCA Coach of the Year
2× AP Coach of the Year (2013, 2014)

Ann "Muffet" McGraw (born December 5, 1955)[1] is currently the Karen and Kevin Keyes Family Head Women's Basketball Coach[2] 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 10th head coach in NCAA Division I basketball history to reach 800 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. She was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.[3][4][5][6]

On February 5, 2013 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]

Coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Lehigh Engineers (East Coast Conference) (1982–1987)
1982–83 Lehigh 14–9
1983–84 Lehigh 13–9
1984–85 Lehigh 20–8
1985–86 Lehigh 24–4
1986–87 Lehigh 17–11
Lehigh: 88–41 (.682)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (North Star Conference) (1987–1988)
1987–88 Notre Dame 20–8 7–3 2nd
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Midwestern Collegiate Conference) (1988–1995)
1988–89 Notre Dame 21–11 12–2 T-1st 7th in WNIT
1989–90 Notre Dame 23–6 16–0 1st
1990–91 Notre Dame 23–9 15–1 1st 8th in WNIT
1991–92 Notre Dame 14–17 8–4 2nd NCAA 1st Round
1992–93 Notre Dame 15–12 11–5 T-2nd
1993–94 Notre Dame 22–7 10–2 1st NCAA 1st Round
1994–95 Notre Dame 21–10 15–1 1st 3rd in WNIT
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Big East Conference) (1995–2013)
1995–96 Notre Dame 23–8 15–3 2nd NCAA 2nd Round
1996–97 Notre Dame 31–7 17–1 2nd NCAA Final Four
1997–98 Notre Dame 22–10 12–6 T-4th NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1998–99 Notre Dame 26–5 15–3 3rd NCAA 2nd Round
1999–00 Notre Dame 27–5 15–1 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2000–01 Notre Dame 34–2 15–1 T-1st NCAA Champions
2001–02 Notre Dame 20–10 13–3 2nd NCAA 2nd Round
2002–03 Notre Dame 21–11 10–6 T-5th NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2003–04 Notre Dame 21–11 12–4 T-2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2004–05 Notre Dame 27–6 13–3 T-2nd NCAA 2nd Round
2005–06 Notre Dame 18–12 8–8 10th NCAA 1st Round
2006–07 Notre Dame 20–12 10–6 T-5th NCAA 2nd Round
2007–08 Notre Dame 25–9 11–5 4th NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2008–09 Notre Dame 22–9 10–6 T-4th NCAA 1st Round
2009–10 Notre Dame 29–6 12–4 T-4th NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2010–11 Notre Dame 31–8 13–3 T-2nd NCAA Runner-Up
2011–12 Notre Dame 35–4 15–1 1st NCAA Runner-Up
2012–13 Notre Dame 35–2 16–0 1st NCAA Final Four
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2013–present)
2013–14 Notre Dame 37–1 16–0 1st NCAA Runner-Up
2014–15 Notre Dame 36–3 15–1 1st NCAA Runner-Up
2015–16 Notre Dame 33–2 16–0 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Notre Dame: 732–222 (.767) 374–83 (.818)
Total: 820–264 (.756)

      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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved 25 Sep 2015. 
  2. ^ "Karen and Kevin Keyes endow Notre Dame head women’s basketball coaching position". University of Notre Dame Official Website. University of Notre Dame. Feb 16, 2015. Retrieved Feb 18, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Naismith College Coach of the Year". Atlanta Tipoff Club. Retrieved 5 Jan 2013. 
  4. ^ "USBWA WOMEN'S HONORS". USBWA. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "Past Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coaches of the Year". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 30 Jun 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Muffet McGraw". Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw is AP Coach of the Year". CNS News. Retrieved 2016-04-20. 
  8. ^ "Carol Eckman Award". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 1 Jul 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c "Muffet McGraw Sweeps National Coach Of The Year Honors". Notre Dame Athletics. April 9, 2013. Retrieved 14 Mar 2014. 
  10. ^ Smith, Michelle (March 14, 2014). "Stewart is espnW player of the year". ESPN. Retrieved 14 Mar 2014. 
  11. ^ "Breanna Stewart wins as sophomore". ESPN. Retrieved 5 Apr 2014. 
  12. ^ "U.S. BASKETBALL WRITERS AWARDS". U.S. Basketball Writers Association. March 31, 2014. Retrieved 7 Apr 2014. 

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