Duffy replaces Carolyn Kieger, who took the Penn State job one week ago.
Well, that didn’t take long. A week to the day that Carolyn Kieger, a Marquette alum, departed the school, the Golden Eagles have a new leader in Megan Duffy.
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Duffy comes to Marquette after a two-season stint at Miami (OH) where she immediately turned around a floundering Redhawks program. After winning no more than 12 games in the previous four seasons, Duffy and her team went 21-11 (12-6), advancing all the way to the MAC tournament championship game and earning a birth into the WNIT.
They followed that up with another stellar season, going 23-9 (13-5) and making the WNIT yet again. It’s the first time since the 1980’s that Miami (OH) had back-to-back 20 win seasons.
While the Marquette program has been restored to prime, working order by Kieger, Duffy will have her work cut out for her. After going 27-8 (15-3) and advancing to the NCAA tournament for the third straight season, the Golden Eagles graduate their top five leading scorers and already have lost one of their commitments following the coaching change.
Before her first head coaching job at Miami (OH), Duffy served as an assistant at Michigan, George Washington, and St. John’s. Before that, she had a standout career as a player at Notre Dame before playing professionally in both the WNBA and in Europe.
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