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Muffet McGraw on Hear Her Sports Episode Swap!


We're doing our second episode swap of the season-this time hilighting Hear Her Sports with Elizabeth Emery. Elizabeth was a professional cyclist in the 90's and now is on the other side of the game as a content creator with Hear Her Sports podcast, "Hear Her Sports is the podcast where female athletes share stories of breaking barriers, speaking up, and living with power and confidence in today’s changing world. Every guest does amazing things."website: heresubscribe on Apple Podcasts here Hear legendary coach Muffet McGraw talk about her experiences advocating for the sport of women's basketball during her 32 year career at The University of Notre Dame. Subscribe to hear her sports here and check out the website for more women's sports stories!


15 Sep 2021

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Muffet McGraw on Championing Women

Intentional Performers with Brian Levenson

Muffet McGraw, previously the head coach of Notre Dame Women’s Basketball, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September 2017. She became just the 32nd women ever to do so, and the 13th female coach. Bringing women out into the spotlight and helping women progress in and beyond sports is a massive mission that Muffet has taken on. As a coach, she’s a 2x National Champion. The first came in 2001, when Notre Dame defeated Purdue. The 2nd came 17 years later in 2018. Coach McGraw was the 6th different Division I coach to win multiple NCAA titles, joining legends like Geno Auriemma, Pat Summit, Linda Sharp, Tara VanDerveer, and Kim Mulkey. She is one of 5 coaches, men’s or women’s, in NCAA Division I history with over 930 wins, 9 final fours, and multiple NCAA Championships. Three times in her career, she was the consensus National Coach of the Year. Seven times she was the Conference Coach of the Year. She’s won 11 Conference Tournament Championships and she’s made 373 appearances in the AP top-25 poll. Muffet is the all-time wins leader among single sport coaches in the history of Notre Dame athletics. In this episode we discuss what life was like for Muffet as a kid (6:57), how she defines competitiveness (7:56), her family dynamic and where her competitive drive came from (8:56), parenting advice for raising competitive women (11:03), why getting gifts for kids is more based in gender than getting toys for pets (13:26), what allowed her to run with her competitive spirit and embrace sports (15:25), any memories of her dad saying anything to her that let her embrace this side of herself as a woman (16:20), how to teach sportsmanship while also saying winning and losing is part of life (17:57), where she gets her competitive fix from now that she’s not coaching (19:27), if she competes on the golf course (19:57), what golf does for her while she’s playing and why it’s something she enjoys (21:20), how losing a brother impacted her life and helped to shape how she sees the world (22:36), the values she learned from her mother (23:31), managing keeping others safe while also empowering them (25:39), polarity and paradoxes within her identity (28:19), her relationship with Catholicism (30:23), how to blend the best in our traditions with the most progressive ways to make our society better (33:15), when she began championing feminism (36:20), male advocates for feminism (40:17), if women are often more hesitant to share (41:36), what she’ll talk about with regards to unshakeable belief in oneself when she’s coaching (43:33), arrogance (46:34), if she is healthier mentally now that she isn’t coaching and worrying about a bunch of different things (48:11), why so many college coaches are transitioning right now (49:39), what changed for her so that retirement made sense for her at the time that she did it (51:19), the factors she noticed amongst her best teams (53:23), respect (55:45), the quote “what you will allow is what will continue” (58:08), timeouts speaking to a coach’s values (59:37), why she catastrophized on gameday (1:01:12), what advice she would give to coaches about catastrophizing on gameday (1:02:44), satisfaction vs. complacency (1:05:27), the side of her that only appeared off the court (1:06:53), the differences between teaching and coaching (1:07:15), and how important legacy is to her (1:08:44). You can check out Muffet on social media @muffetmcgraw. Additionally, I strongly encourage you to check out Muffet’s book, Expect More: A Guide for Women on Reaching their Potential. Thank you so much to Muffet for coming on the podcast! I wrote a book called “Shift Your Mind” that was released in October of 2020, and you can order it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Additionally, I have launched a company called Strong Skills, and I encourage you to check out our new website https://www.strongskills.co/. If you liked this episode and/or any others, please follow me on Twitter: @brianlevenson or Instagram: @Intentional_Performers. Thanks for listening. -Brian

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2 Jun 2021

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Muffet McGraw Hall of Fame Women’s Basketball Coach…Ep104

Hear Her Sports

The legendary, Muffet McGraw was the Notre Dame women’s basketball head coach for 33 seasons. In two of those seasons (2001 and 2018) she won the national championship trophy. McGraw is also known for her response to being asked about women in leadership at a 2019 Women’s Final Four press conference. We talk about NCAA weight room debacle, her new book Expect More, using your voice, how to make sports great for young girls, and the brilliance of the next generation. McGraw was the 13th female coach inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017. She was also inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011 and the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014. Coach McGraw’s career included an impressive 936 career wins, which ranks sixth all-time among Division I coaches. Her nine Final Four appearances rank as the fifth most all-time. All totaled, McGraw’s teams have qualified for 26 NCAA Tournaments, earning 67 tournament wins along the way. Since retiring from coaching, Coach McGraw joined ACC Network as a basketball analyst and joined the Women’s Sports Foundations Board of Trustees.


20 May 2021

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Coach Muffet McGraw

Just Something About Her with Jennifer Palmieri

Muffet McGraw was the women's basketball head coach at Notre Dame for 33 seasons, winning two national championships and scoring her entry into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011. But her voice resonated outside the sports world during a 2019 Final Four press conference, where she spoke out about the lack of women in leadership positions in a 2-minute address that went viral.After the 2021 NCAA tournaments, Jennifer invited Coach McGraw on the show to discuss widespread criticism that the association doesn't value its women players. as much as the men – criticism that started with the players themselves. Coach McGraw explains what led her to finally speak up after years of coaching, how the pandemic brought these issues into stark relief, and why the players (both men and women) give her hope. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


15 Apr 2021

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Prep for the NCAA Title Game | Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

A Quick Timeout

This episode is sponsored by the Dr. Dish Basketball Shooting Machine. Mention "Quick Timeout" and receive $300 off on the Dr. Dish Rebel, All-Star, and CT models.Organize, communicate, and build community in a new way with the Wildkard app. The app allows you to create virtual training programs, manage schedules, give player and game reports, and post videos and player highlights. I’ve checked out the platform and I highly recommend you give Wildkard a look! Request a demo today.Become a Patreon of A Quick Timeout and receive access to coaching courses, coaching mini-clinics, playbooks, exclusive audio / video interviews, and more!


5 Apr 2021

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#29: Muffet McGraw — Former Head Coach, Notre Dame Women’s Basketball & 2x National Champ

Bring It In | the Future of Work, Jobs, and Education

How do you shatter glass ceilings, records, and expectations until you become known as “one of the biggest legends in the sport?” If you want to find out, just ask Muffet McGraw. Coach McGraw spent 33 years as the head coach of the Notre Dame women’s basketball team, and by the time she retired last Spring McGraw finished her career with a 936-292 record, nine Final Four appearances, seven championship game appearances, two NCAA championships, and three National Coach of the Year awards. McGraw’s impressive coaching tree includes a Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer, multiple Olympians, and many more who went on to hit the main stage in the WNBA. Now that she’s retired, McGraw is using her platform to uplift women up in the sports world and beyond. On this episode of Bring It In, Muffet McGraw sat down with 1Huddle’s CEO and Founder Sam Caucci to talk about everything from the progress we’re making in women’s equality both on and off the court to what it takes to build a successful and connected team. So if you’re ready to hear from one of the nation’s top leaders, coaches, and activists who has inspired people both inside and outside of the sports world, then it’s time to... Bring it in!


12 Mar 2021

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3: Muffet McGraw, Women's Basketball Head Coach (retired)

Benchwarmers: Conversations about Culture with Jack Swarbrick

In this episode of Benchwarmers: Conversations about Culture, Jack Swarbrick sits down with legendary Notre Dame Women's Basketball Head Coach Muffet McGraw for a wide-ranging conversation about leadership and culture. Benchwarmers is a series of Conversations about Culture, featuring Notre Dame vice-president and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick. Each episode, Jack is joined by a key leader to discuss what it takes to build, inspire and maintain strong, winning cultures. Check out the video version of the show on the Fighting Irish YouTube channel. Canon Solutions America is proud to present Benchwarmers: Conversations on Culture. Our expert team tackles your managed services needs with powerful processes that transform operations, letting you focus on your core business. Contact us today at csa.canon.com/GMS.


29 Nov 2020

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Hall of Fame basketball coach Muffet McGraw and soccer journalist Grant Wahl

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Episode 120 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features two guests. First up is Hall of Fame basketball coach Muffet McGraw, who served as the head women's basketball coach at Notre Dame from 1987 to 2020, leading her team to nine Final Fours, seven championship game appearances, and two National Championships. Last month McGraw joined ESPN to work in a studio analyst role for the ACC Network. She is followed by soccer journalist Grant Wahl, who hosts the "Fútbol with Grant Wahl" podcast. This week Wahl debuts "American Prodigy: The Freddy Adu Story," a seven-part series on the American soccer player Freddy Adu.In this podcast, McGraw discusses her decision to join the ACC Network and how it came about; why she is sure she will not coach again; why studio work is interesting to her; reaching out to former college basektball coaches Andy Landers and Seth Greenberg about the transition to broadcasting; the challenge of being associated with Notre Dame while analyzing Notre Dame; her relationship with current Notre Dame coach Niele Ivey; the decision to play college basketball this year amid COVID; teaching at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and working on Election Day as a poll worker; promoting women’s equality and speaking on behalf of women across the country; her former players in the WNBA and their activism; her relationship with Pete Buttigieg and more. Wahl discusses his new narrative podcast on Freddy Adu, a 7-part series including nearly two dozen interviews with people who have been closest to Adu; the reporting process for such a podcast; why Adu turned down media requests over the years; why Adu did not turn into an American Messi; what Adu told Wahl during their conversation; what Adu is doing now, and more.You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


17 Nov 2020

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Episode 20: Practice, Championships, and Cheesesteaks with Muffet McGraw

Quick Talks

Welcome back to Quick Talks for our 20th episode! On the podcast today, we have one of the greatest college basketball coaches in history, Coach Muffet McGraw. She has won over 900 games, 2 national championships, been to 7 national championship games, she is a 4x coach of the year, a hall of famer, and much much more. Join us to listen about her amazing coaching career and her time as a player in both college and the pros. From finding her love of coaching, to her most memorable games, to incredible lessons, this episode is packed to the brim! Listen and enjoy as Coach McGraw enlightens us with her wisdom while we just have good conversation in the meantime. Thanks for listening, and please subscribe, share, and rate 5 stars!Coach Muffet McGraw: https://und.com/coach/muffet-mcgraw-2/Music: https://soundcloud.com/geehuesMaking a Difference: https://www.calfund.org/wildfire-relief-fund/


20 Sep 2020

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The Inside Hoop with Muffet McGraw

Winners Win

What's up y'all? HAPPY FRIDAY! Start your weekend off by listening to this episode of Winners Win with legendary Notre Dame Women's Basketball coach, Muffet McGraw. Coach McGraw led the Fighting Irish to two National Championships in her tenure as head coach. She also is a huge voice of activism for equality of all shapes and sizes. Tune in as we discuss confidence, the fight for equality, her favorite WNBA stars to watch, and of course, winning! Winners Win, Baby!


28 Aug 2020