Spend an evening with Muffet McGraw, Head Coach of the Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Team and two-time NCAA champion, at the Indiana Fever’s Inspiring Women Night presented by Bank of America on August 27th. Attend an exclusive pregame reception on Tuesday, August 27th to hear Coach McGraw speak about leading championship teams, then stay to watch the Fever take on the Las Vegas Aces.
About Muffet McGraw
“If we searched for an entire year. I don’t think we would find anyone better suited for our program.” – Former Notre Dame director of athletics Gene Corrigan
With those words, former Notre Dame director of athletics Gene Corrigan announced the hiring of Muffet McGraw as the third head coach of the Fighting Irish women’s basketball program on May 18, 1987. Ask anyone familiar with women’s basketball about Muffet McGraw and her Notre Dame program and inevitably, you’ll hear the same two words — consistency and excellence. And it’s no wonder, when you consider what McGraw and the Fighting Irish have achieved in the past 32 seasons.
A native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, McGraw earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Saint Joseph’s University (Pa.) in 1977. McGraw and her husband, Matt, celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary in 2019 and make their home in Granger, Indiana. They are the proud parents of 29-year-old son Murphy, a 2012 Indiana University graduate, who married Francesca Gardner in Paris (her hometown) in the spring of 2018.
- 2 NCAA Division I Tournament (2001, 2018)
- 9 NCAA Regional – Final Four (1997, 2001, 2011–2015, 2018, 2019)
- 5 ACC Tournament (2014–2017, 2019)
- 6 ACC regular season (2014–2019)
- 3 Big East regular season (2001, 2012, 2013)
- Big East Tournament (2013)
- 5 MCC Tournament (1989–1992, 1994)
- 5 MCC regular season (1989–1991, 1994, 1995)
- ECC Tournament (1986)
- ECC regular season (1986)
- 4× AP Coach of the Year (2001, 2013, 2014, 2018)
- 3× Naismith Coach of the Year (2001, 2013, 2014)
- 3× USBWA Coach of the Year (2001, 2013, 2014)
- 3× WBCA Coach of the Year (2001, 2013, 2014)
- John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award (2017)