Muffet McGraw

Muffet McGraw

ACC Network Women's College Basketball Analyst

A Hall of Famer and one of the winningest coaches in college basketball history, two-time national champion head coach Muffet McGraw is a women’s college basketball analyst for ACC Network. She is a weekly contributor to ACCN’s signature basketball show Nothing But Net and other programs.

McGraw joined ACC Network in November 2020, seven months after retiring from a coaching career that spanned nearly four decades.

McGraw coached 38 seasons overall, including 33 at Notre Dame (1987-2020). She amassed 936 career victories – with a winning percentage of 76 percent, capturing two NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championships (2001 and 2018). McGraw’s teams made nine trips to the Final Four and she collected consensus National Coach of the Year honors three times throughout her legendary career.

McGraw’s Irish squads accumulated 14 regular-season conference titles, including eight straight from 2012-19, 11 conference tournament championships (including six in her final eight years at Notre Dame) and made seven trips to the NCAA Division I Women’s National Championship game. Additionally, McGraw earned seven conference Coach of the Year honors across five leagues. In all, McGraw coached 22 All-Americans and 20 future WNBA players, including No. 1 overall picks Jewell Loyd and Jackie Young.

McGraw was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017, following her induction in both the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (2011) and the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame (2014). She is also a member of the St. Joseph’s University Women’s Basketball and the Philadelphia Big Five Halls of Fame.

A native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, McGraw earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Saint Joseph’s University (Pa.), where she was a starting guard – and two-year captain – for the Hawks during the program’s first four seasons of varsity competition. Following her graduation, McGraw played professionally for the California Dreams of the Women’s Professional Basketball League.

McGraw’s first collegiate head coaching job was at Lehigh University from 1982-87, where one of her notable players was now-WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. In addition to coaching basketball, McGraw was also Lehigh’s softball coach from 1982-85.

McGraw, who still lives in Indiana, remains active in food drives and other community outreach events in the South Bend area. She is also a professor at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, teaching Sports Leadership: How Leaders Make Teams Flourish.


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