Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Ohio State named Kevin McGuff head
women's basketball coach on Tuesday.
"We are excited with the opportunity for Kevin to lead our women's basketball
program," said associate vice president and director of athletics Gene Smith.
"He is a proven leader and has done a marvelous job everywhere he has been. We
welcome him back to his home, Ohio."
McGuff spent the previous two seasons at Washington, compiling a 41-26 record
and two WNIT berths. Last season, he led the Huskies to an 21-12 (11-7 Pac-12)
mark and reached the second round of the WNIT.
Prior to joining Washington, McGuff was the head coach at Xavier for nine
seasons, posting a 214-73 overall record. He led the Musketeers to five
Atlantic 10 Tournament titles and earned an Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA
Tournament in 2009-10.
McGuff replaces Jim Foster, who was the program's winningest coach (279-82),
but last season finished 18-13 overall and placed eighth in the Big Ten
"I am extremely excited and humbled to be the next women's basketball coach at
Ohio State," McGuff said. "This is an amazing opportunity for my family and me
to come back to the state of Ohio. I would like to thank Gene, Miechelle
Willis and President Gee for putting their faith in me to be their next head
coach. As someone who is from the state of Ohio, I know how special of a place
this is and my goal is to have Ohio State competing at the highest level of
women's college basketball."
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