Courting Success: Muffet Mcgraw's Formula for Winning - In Sports and in Life

Courting Success: Muffet Mcgraw's Formula for Winning - In Sports and in Life


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Courting Success: Muffet Mcgraw's Formula for Winning - In Sports and in Life by Muffet McGraw

In the shadows of the nation's most storied football program, Muffet McGraw has quietly built the Notre Dame women's basketball program into a national power. Arguably, women's basketball has been the university's most consistently successful varsity sport. Over the past 15 years, Irish women's basketball teams have made 12 post-season appearances including nine trips to the NCAA tournament. The team's rise to national prominence was underscored with a national championship in 2001. In short, the Notre Dame women's basketball prgram has been steadily built into a perennial national championship contender, and its architect for those 15 years has been Head Coach Muffet McGraw. McGraw has more than 300 victories at Notre Dame and a winning percentage of .729 with numerous awards to attest to McGraw's coaching success. Her honors in 2001 alone: Women's Basketball Coaches Association National Coach of the Year, Naismith's Women's College Coach of the Year, Associated Press' Coach of the Year, Sports Illustrated for Women's Coach of the Year, and Big East Conference Coach of the Year. Personal accolades aside, Coach McGraw works hard to define effective methods for her players that will not only mean success on the court-but will also translate to personal fulfillment in life. Accordingly, in Courting Success McGraw outlines her ingredients for success-on and off the court-by sharing stories of hard lessons learned, the value of finely tuned work ethic and discipline, experiences that motivate and inspire, and "key plays" to put into daily living practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589790278
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 983,923
Product dimensions: 5.92(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Muffet McGraw is a graduate of St. Joseph's in Pennsylvania. For the last 15 years, she has been the head basketball coach for women's hoops at the University of Notre Dame. In 2001, she led the Irish to their first-ever National Championship. She resides in Granger, Indiana. Co-author Paul Gullifor is a native of South Bend and a graduate of Indiana State University. He is a professor of communications at Bradley University. He resides in Peoria, IL.

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Courting Success: Muffet Mcgraw's Formula for Winning - In Sports and in Life 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This is an inspirational book for the aspiring, yet lost, female basketball player. It refocuses your energy and makes the time you spend working on your game more productive. It certainly helps a player perpare for an interview with Coach McGraw, if that helps at all!