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Muffett McGraw inducted into Notre Dame Ring of Honor, announces plans for a statue

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Former Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Muffett McGraw was inducted in to the school’s basketball Ring of Honor on Sunday, Dec. 11.

McGraw retired from coaching last year — after spending 32 seasons as the head coach of the Lady Fighting Irish — leading them to two national championships in 2001 and 2018

Including five season at Lehigh before going to Notre Dame, McGraw amassed 936 wins in his coaching career — which is seventh most all-time among women’s college coaches.

At the end of the ceremony, Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick announced that there will be a Muffet McGraw statue erected outside the Purcell Pavilion.

The timing for the statute or what it will look like has yet to be determined.

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1 comment

Thor December 13, 2021 at 12:59 pm

MEH, people playing with balls. What does this warrant grandiose approbation for? So what, she was there for a bunch of GAMES, big deal. It’s probably more of a big deal that the “university” made a bunch of money off this…always follow the money.

Pull it down and lay it next to a Gen Lee statue.


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