Taylor Trade Publishing
Trim: 6 x 8¾
978-1-58979-027-8 • Hardback • October 2003 • $19.95 • (£14.99)
978-1-4616-6180-1 • eBook • October 2003 • $18.99 • (£14.99)
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.
Muffet's done an outstanding job of not just winning a national championship, but also for giving women's sports the credibility at the University of Notre Dame in the same tradition that football has allowed all other sports to become competitive in the national spotlight. This book gives you her story and her philosophy on not just building a program, but maintaining it year after year.
— Digger Phelps, Former Notre Dame Men's Basketball Coach and Current ESPN Basketball Analyst
Coach McGraw's unique ability to lead, motivate and adjust to various teams she has coached is reflected by the success she has achieved and a tradition of excellence she has built for Notre Dame's women basketball. In 1997, Coach McGraw took a group of good players and made us great by leading us to the school's first ever Final Four in Cincinnati as the Cinderella team. In this book, Paul Gullifor has captured the unique qualities that has made her one of the nation's elite coaches.
— Beth Morgan-Cunningham,, current head women's basketball coach, Virginia Commonwealth University
Muffet McGraw has a great winning attitude and has a complete undertanding how to communicate her concepts to her players. She is absolutely a brilliant tactician and does everything with class. She represents the Fighting Irish and the Golden Dome in a very special way. There's no doubt that if you love basketball, and love women's basketball in particular, you will love to read the text by Muffet McGraw. She's awesome baby, with a capital 'A'!!
— Dick Vitale, Lead Color Commentator for ESPN's College Basketball