Megan Duffy

Megan Duffy (born July 13, 1984) is an American women's basketball coach, currently the head coach at Marquette University. Previously, she had been the head coach with the Miami RedHawks women's basketball team, an associate head coach with the Michigan Wolverines women's basketball team, George Washington Colonials women's basketball team, an assistant coach with St. John's Red Storm women's basketball team, and a professional basketball player in the WNBA, most recently playing for the New York Liberty.

Megan Duffy
Duffy playing for the Minnesota Lynx in 2006
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamMarquette Golden Eagles
ConferenceBig East
Record– (–)
Biographical details
Born (1984-07-13) July 13, 1984
Kettering, Ohio
Playing career
2002–2006Notre Dame
2006Minnesota Lynx
2006–2007Rhondda Rebels
2007Minnesota Lynx
2007–2008Pallacanestro Ribera
2008New York Liberty
2008–2009MBK Ružomberok
2009CSS-LMK Sfântu Gheorghe
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2009–2012St. John's (assistant)
2012–2014George Washington (assoc. HC)
2014–2017Michigan (assistant)
2017–2019Miami (Ohio)
Head coaching record
Overall44–20 (.688)
Accomplishments and honors
As player:

College playing career

Duffy was born in Kettering, Ohio. After graduating from Chaminade-Julienne High School, a Catholic high school in Dayton, she attended college at University of Notre Dame and graduated in 2006 with a double major in Psychology and Computer Applications. As an Irish athlete, Duffy was named to the CoSIDA Academic All American first team and was honorable mention Kodak All American. She received the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award from the Women's Basketball Coaches Association as the best senior player under 5 ft 8 in (1.7 m).[1] She is one of two players from Notre Dame, along with Niele Ivey, to win the award.[2]

Notre Dame statistics


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002-03 Notre Dame 32 96 24.2 20.0 76.3 1.9 2.3 0.8 0.0 3.0
2003-04 Notre Dame 32 318 40.3 40.4 81.9 2.9 3.9 1.4 0.0 9.9
2004-05 Notre Dame 33 407 43.7 40.0 89.5 3.1 5.4 2.7 0.1 12.3
2005-06 Notre Dame 30 469 39.9 34.7 88.8 3.9 4.1 2.0 0.1 15.6
Career Notre Dame 127 1290 39.5 36.5 85.9 2.9 3.9 1.7 0.0 10.2

USA Basketball

Duffy was a member of the team representing the USA at the 2005 World University Games Team in İzmir, Turkey. In the opening game against the Czech Republic, she led her team in scoring with 14 points. Duffy averaged 6.1 points per game. She helped the team to a 7–0 record and a gold medal at the event.[4]

Professional playing career

Following her collegiate career, she was selected 31st overall in the 2006 WNBA Draft. Duffy spent her rookie season with the Lynx backing up Amber Jacobs; she averaged 3.4 points, 1.2 assists and 12.5 minutes per game in 2006.

Duffy went to training camp with the Lynx in 2007 but was released on April 26. She signed with the Los Angeles Sparks on April 30, but she was waived on May 18 in the final preseason roster cutdown.

A free agent most of the 2007 season, Duffy was re-signed by the Lynx on August 7, due to Kathrin Ress' departure to train with the Italian National Team.[5] Duffy appeared in four games with Minnesota, averaging 1.4 points per game.

On March 11, 2008, the New York Liberty signed Duffy to a training camp contract.

During the 2006–07 WNBA off-season she played for the Rhondda Rebels in Wales, UK.[6] In the 2007–08 WNBA off-season she played for Ribera in Italy.[7] She played for MBK Ružomberok in Slovakia from September through December 2008 during the WNBA off-season.[8] In January 2009, Duffy signed with CSS LMK Sfântu Gheorghe in Romania.[9]

Coaching career

In 2009, Duffy retired from play and entered the coaching ranks as an assistant under Kim Barnes Arico at St. John's. Her initial responsibilities included guard skills, scouting, and game planning. In 2011–12, Duffy also became St. John's recruiting coordinator. In 2012, Duffy accepted the position as associate head coach with George Washington. In 2014, Duffy left George Washington to accept the position of assistant coach with the University of Michigan.[10]



  • 2017-2018 Schedule[11]
  • MAC 2017-18 Women's Basketball Standings[12]
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Miami (OH) RedHawks (Mid-American Conference) (2017–2019)
2017–18 Megan Duffy 21–1112–62nd EastWNIT First Round
2018–19 Megan Duffy 23–913–52nd EastWNIT First Round
Miami (OH): 44–20 (.688)25–11 (.694)
Marquette Golden Eagles (Big East Conference) (2019–present)
2019–20 Megan Duffy 0–00–0
Marquette: 0–0 (–)0–0 (–)
Total:44–20 (.688)

      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


  1. "Frances Pomeroy Naismith". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  2. Women's Hoops Blog
  3. "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  4. "Twenty-Second World University Games -- 2005". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  5. Lynx Sign Megan Duffy
  6. Offseason 2006–07: Overseas Roster
  7. Offseason 2007–08: Overseas Roster Archived 2011-02-15 at WebCite
  8. Offseason 2008–09: Overseas Roster Archived 2011-02-15 at WebCite
  9. Eurobasket:CSS LMK SF. GHEORGHE
  10. "Duffy accepts position at Michigan".
  11. "Miami RedHawks Women's Basketball Official Athletic Site ::". Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  12. "Mid-American Conference". Retrieved April 17, 2018.
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