Carrier Classic


The Coaches of Women’s teams

See who’ll be be leading the Women’s teams on the first ever Carrier Classic women game.   


Muffet McGraw 

Position: Head Coach

Alma Mater: Saint Joseph’s (1977)

Experience: 31th year (26th at Notre Dame)

Coaching Stats:  

  • Lehigh, 5 seasons, 88 – 41
  • Notre Dame, 25 Seasons, 591-215
  • Total overall career record:  679-256

Coaching Highlights: 

  • 4 Final Fours (1997, 2001, 2011 and 2012) 
  • made it to the Sweet Sixteen in 6 out of the last 11 seasons
  • has had 20-win seasons in 13 out of the past 14 seasons
  • led the Irish to 14 NCAA tournament appearances including a current streak of 12 straight. 
  • compiled 50 wins over ranked opponents, including 40 over the last 8 seasons. 
  • one of only six coaches in the 125-year history of Fighting Irish athletics to win 500 games at Notre Dame
  • a perfect 100-percent graduation rate for all players entering the program since 1987
  • finished in the Top 3 of the Big East in 9 out of the 11 seasons they have been in the league
  • gotten 11 consecutive Top 20 ranked recruiting classes
  • the 27th coach in NCAA history to win over 500 career games, and is currently 25th on the all-time NCAAWB wins list with 644 victories
  • awarded the US Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Coach of the Year award in 2001

Jim Foster

Position: Head Coach

Alma Mater: Temple (1980)

Experience: 35th Year (11th season at Ohio State)

Coaching Stats:  

  • Ohio State, 10 seasons, 261 – 69
  • Vanderbilt, 11 seasons,  256 – 99
  • St. Joseph’s, 13 seasons, 248 – 126
  • Total overall career record:  765 - 294

Coaching Highlights 

  • 27 postseason appearances (26 NCAA tournaments), including 13 consecutive NCAA tournaments
  • his is the eighth-winningest active coach in Division I and is just the second collegiate coach - men’s or women’s at any level - to win at least 200 games at three different schools
  • helped the Buckeyes qualify for a school-record 10 consecutive NCAA tournaments and rank in the national Top 10 in five of the last the last seven seasons
  • a four-time Big Ten coach of the year (2005-07, ‘09)
  • led the Buckeyes to a record-setting sixth consecutive Big Ten regular season title 
  • a second straight tournament title in 2010 while setting a program record with 31 wins
  • during the last eight seasons, Ohio State has the ninth-most wins (218) in Division I women’s college basketball and is one of eight schools to win at least 20 games over the last 10 years