Muffet McGraw

Head Coach, Notre Dame

Headshot photo of Muffet McGraw

Muffet McGraw is a superstar of women’s basketball. As head coach of Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish team for more than 30 years, she has compiled a NCAA Division I record of more than 900 wins, nine Final Fours, and multiple national championships – a record matched by only four other coaches whether male or female. McGraw is also among the most prominent voices for women in college athletics, speaking out forcefully against systemic sexism and racial inequity in sports as well as in other institutions. Known for putting her beliefs into action, she proudly leads one of the nation’s three college teams with an all-female coaching staff. Recognized repeatedly as coach of the year, McGraw has been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame – only the 13th female coach so honored – and is a recipient of the John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award, honoring not just success on the court but also the graduation rate of student athletes.