Kevin McGuff

Kevin McGuff (born December 3, 1969)[1] is the current head women's basketball coach at Ohio State University after spending two seasons as head coach of the University of Washington. Prior to his time in Seattle, McGuff was the head coach at Xavier University until April 2011.[2]

Kevin McGuff
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamOhio State
ConferenceBig Ten
Record134–65 (.673)
Biographical details
Born (1969-12-03) December 3, 1969
Hamilton, Ohio
Playing career
1988–1992Saint Joseph's (Indiana)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1995–1996Miami (Ohio) (asst.)
1996–2002Notre Dame (asst.)
2013–presentOhio State
Head coaching record
Overall389–164 (.703)

Coaching career

McGuff began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Miami University where the Lady Hawks went 54–30 during his tenure in Oxford, Ohio.[3]

He served as an assistant coach at Notre Dame. During his six years as an Irish assistant coach under Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame went 160–39, including a national title in 2001.

Xavier University

McGuff spent nine seasons at Xavier, compiling an overall record of 213–73, giving him the most wins of any Xavier women's coach. The Musketeers made the postseason in each of McGuff's seasons as head coach, with the last five being in the NCAA tournament. During this stretch, Xavier's best run was in 2010, when the Musketeers lost[4] in the Elite Eight to Stanford.

University of Washington

Ohio State University

McGuff was hired by Ohio State on April 16, 2013[5] to replace Jim Foster. He was formally introduced at a press conference on April 17, 2013.[6] Ohio State will owe Washington $1.75 million as part of McGuff's buyout clause from his contract with UW.[7]

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Xavier (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2002–2011)
2002–03 Xavier 20–1011–53rd (2nd West)NCAA 1st Round
2003–04 Xavier 17–138–8T-6th (4th West)WNIT First Round
2004–05 Xavier 22–1013–3T-2nd (1st West)WNIT Quarterfinals
2005–06 Xavier 21–911–54thWNIT Round of 16
2006–07 Xavier 26–811–33rdNCAA 1st Round
2007–08 Xavier 24–911–33rdNCAA 1st Round
2008–09 Xavier 25–713–11stNCAA 1st Round
2009–10 Xavier 30–414–01stNCAA Elite Eight
2010–11 Xavier 29–314–01stNCAA 2nd Round
Xavier: 214–73 (.746)106–28 (.791)
Washington (Pac-12) (2011–2013)
2011–12 Washington 20–148–10T-7thWNIT Quarterfinals
2012–13 Washington 21–1211–75thWNIT Second Round
Washington: 41–26 (.612)19–17(.528)
Ohio State (Big Ten) (2013–present)
2013–14 Ohio State 17–185–11T-8th
2014–15 Ohio State 24–1113–53rdNCAA 2nd Round
2015–16 Ohio State 26–815–32ndNCAA Sweet Sixteen
2016–17 Ohio State 28–715–1T–1stNCAA Sweet Sixteen
2017–18 Ohio State 25–613–31stNCAA Second Round
2018-19 Ohio State 14-1510-85thWNIT First Round
Ohio State: 134–65 (.673)71–31 (.696)
Total:389–164 (.703)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


Kevin attended Saint Joseph's College in Indiana. McGuff and his wife, Letitia, have six children.[8]


  1. "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  2. Associated Press (April 5, 2011). "Kevin McGuff tabbed to ignite Huskies". Retrieved April 21, 2011.
  3. "Ohio State hires Kevin McGuff as women's coach". The Associated Press. April 16, 2013. Archived from the original on April 21, 2013.
  4. "". Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  5. "Washington coach Kevin McGuff hired by Ohio State". Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  6. "Kevin McGuff Named Head Women's Basketball Coach". Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  7. "Ohio State hires Kevin McGuff as women's coach - NCAA -". Sports Illustrated. April 16, 2013. Archived from the original on April 25, 2015.
  8. "Levin McGuff Bio - University of Washington Official Athletic Site". Archived from the original on April 25, 2013.
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