Muffet McGraw retired in 2020 after thirty-three years as head coach of the University of Notre Dame women’s basketball team. With an overall record of 936-293, she led the Irish to two national championships (2001, 2018). McGraws’s teams appeared in twenty-six NCAA tournaments, including seventeen Sweet Sixteens, nine Final Fours, and seven championship games.
Among her many honors, McGraw ranks first on the all-time wins list among single-sport coaches in the history of Notre Dame athletics. She is a three-time consensus NCAA coach of the year and a seven-time conference coach of the year. In 2017, McGraw was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame—the thirty-second woman member and thirteenth female coach. She received the 2017 Legends of Coaching Award from the John R. Wooden award committee.
A native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, McGraw earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Saint Joseph’s University in 1977.
McGraw and her husband Matt live in Granger, Indiana. They have a son, Murphy, and a daughter-in-law Francesca.