Women's College Basketball

 
        === Notre Dame head coach McGraw receives contract extension ===
 
 South  Bend,  IN (Sports Network)  - Notre  Dame head women's basketball coach
 Muffet McGraw signed a 10-year contract extension on Monday.
 
 The new deal runs through the 2021-22 season.
 
 "We are thrilled to be able to enter into a decade-long agreement with Muffet,
 who  is not  only the face of Notre Dame women's basketball, but increasingly,
 the face of women's basketball, given all that she's accomplished," said Notre
 Dame vice president and athletic director Jack Swarbrick said.
 
 McGraw  guided  the Fighting Irish to  the 2001 national title and three other
 appearances in the national championship game (1997, 2011, 2012).
 
 "She's  taken this  program to a place where it's annually in the conversation
 for  the national  championships,  which  is the  model  all  coaches want  to
 follow,"  Swarbrick  added. "She's also playing  an important role in the game
 nationally,  and her  peers  recognize  those contributions,  as  well as  the
 quality  of her  program here at Notre  Dame. Off the court, she has created a
 program  that has  a lasting community identification and a special connection
 between  the  University and  the city  of South  Bend, which  is one of those
 unique  points  of intersection that universities  have to be careful to build
 and maintain, and she's done that for us in a really remarkable way."
 
 McGraw  has  compiled a 591-215 record  during her 25 seasons with Notre Dame.
 The  Fighting Irish  have made  19 NCAA  Tournament appearances  under McGraw,
 including 17 in a row.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 07/02 17:41:26 ET

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