Muffet McGraw had done it all in coaching, so now she’s moving on. The legendary Notre Dame women’s basketball coach announced on April 22 that she would step down, ushering in a new era led by McGraw’s former player and assistant, Niele Ivey. In her 38-year career, McGraw won 936 games, finishing sixth all-time in women’s Division I history. She won two national championships in seven trips and coached 20 WNBA players, including Ivey, who said of McGraw in a statement, “She’s more than a mentor, more than a friend, she’s one of the most influential people in my life. ”
Notre Dame, of course, hopes it has found another McGraw in Ivey, and she may keep the Fighting Irish just as prominent as they were under McGraw. But in terms of wins, it might be hard for any coach to overtake McGraw.
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