After helping Notre Dame earn a trip to 4 straight NCAA tournaments as a player, Megan Duffy has had successful stints as an assistant coach at Saint John’s, George Washington, and most recently at Michigan.
Now, she is the head coach in Oxford.
Everyone give a warm welcome to Megan Duffy, our new head coach!#RiseUpRedHawks#GraduatingChampionshttps://t.co/zT3zNFEJd2— Miami University WBB (@MiamiOH_WBB) April 3, 2017
This is a huge get for Miami on multiple fronts. If you want to turn around a program that has been losing, there is no better way than to hire a coach that has very little experience with it.
As a player, she made it to two sweet sixteens, won a gold medal at the World University Games, and played in the WNBA and overseas.
As an assistant coach, she helped Saint John’s get a three seed in the NCAA tournament, and George Washington make it to the third round in the WNIT. At Michigan, she was a star recruiter. 8 of her recruits earned All-Big Ten honors, and 2 were on the All-Freshman team.
Aside from being a winner and a great recruiter, Duffy is a point guard specialist. Along with coaching them, as a player she won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, which is given to the nation's top point guard under 5-8.
This is great news if your team has the MAC Freshman of the Year, Lauren Dickerson, who happens to be a point guard.
If you are a Miami fan, and as excited about this hire as you should be, Duffy will be introduced at a press conference on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Gross Center. It’s free, so go let her, and the team, know how excited you are for the future.