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Muffet Mcgraw women's basketball coach

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Topic Notre Dame - Athletics
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Image Notes Head coach Muffet McGraw, University of Notre Dame Women's Basketball.
Time Period 21st Century
Image Date n/a
Keywords Muffet McGraw
Notre Dame
Women's Basketball
NCAA Coach of the Year

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Historical Background Muffet McGraw was born Ann O'Brien December 5, 1955 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, one of eight children. She legally changed her given name to Muffet, a childhood nickname, prior to college. She met her future husband Matt McGraw while in college and they married shortly after graduation. They are parents of one son Murphy.

Muffet was a four year starter at St. Joseph University in Pennsylvania, played professional women's basketball briefly, went to Archbishop Carroll High School as head coach and then became an assistance coach at St. Joseph University in 1980. She joined Leheigh University as head coach in 1982. Muffet became head coach at Notre Dame in 1987 at the age of 31.

Her Notre Dame team won the National Championship in 2001. She ranked second on the all-time" wins list" regardless of the sport in the 127-year history of Fighting Irish athletics, trailing only the fencing coach. Muffet McGraw has been voted "Coach of the Year" six times in different conferences.

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