Megan Duffy
Megan  Duffy

Position:
Assistant Coach


06/06/2014

Duffy Added to Michigan Coaching Staff

Duffy Added to Women's Basketball Staff

Megan Duffy is in her third season as an assistant coach with the University of Michigan women's basketball team in 2016-17.

She has helped Michigan to the postseason in each of her two seasons, stringing together back-to-back WNIT Semifinal appearances in 2015 and 2016.

Michigan rewrote the offensive record book in 2015-16, setting new school records in points (2,751), points per game (78.6), field goals made (1,058), field goal percentage (.478), three-point field goal percentage (.398) and assists (606). The Maize and Blue finished the season ranked fifth nationally in three-point field goal percentage, sixth in field goal percentage and 11th in points per game. U-M won 21 games, the second-best total in school history, while advancing to the semifinals of the WNIT. Katelynn Flaherty scored a school-record 774 points en route to become just the third Wolverine to earn consensus All-Big Ten first-team honors and the second to be named to the WBCA All-Region team. Hallie Thome, a Big Ten All-Freshman Team member, finished second nationally in field goal percentage (.630), while Siera Thompson dished out 178 assists for a new school record.

Michigan made a semifinal appearance in the WNIT in 2014-15, while sweeping in-state rival Michigan State in the regular season for the first time since the 1999-2000 campaign. Michigan set numerous offensive records in 2014-15, only to see them topped the very next season.

She was responsible for coaching the guards, helping Flaherty earn Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year honors, as well as a spot on the all-freshman team after leading U-M in scoring (14.3 ppg). Shannon Smith also earned All-Big Ten honorable mention and a spot on the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll twice.

Duffy spent two years (2012-14) as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator at George Washington, helping the Colonials to a 23-11 record and second-place finish in the Atlantic 10 in 2013-14. It was the highest win total for GW since 2008 and the Colonials advances the third round of the WNIT for the first time since that same season. She helped guards Danni Jackson (third team) and Chakecia Miller (all-defensive team) to A-10 postseason honors following the 2013-14 season.

Her responsibilities at George Washington included recruiting, on-floor coaching, player development, scouting and monitoring student-athletes' academic performance. As recruiting coordinator, Duffy brought in 10 players during her tenure at GW to help the Colonials to a second-place conference finish after just two years.

Prior to joining the Colonials, Duffy teamed up with head coach Kim Barnes Arico at St. John's for three seasons (2009-12). The Red Storm went 71-28 during Duffy's tenure at SJU, making the NCAA in all three seasons and reaching the 2012 Sweet 16. In her final season at St. John's, the Red Storm advanced to its first-ever Sweet 16 as a No. 3 seed, the highest ever in program history. SJU finished the season ranked at No. 15 in both major polls.

She spent her final season at St. John's (2011-12) as the recruiting coordinator, in addition to her duties of working with the guards, game planning, scouting and scheduling.

Duffy joined the college coaching ranks after a successful collegiate playing career, spending time with USA Basketball and a professional career both in the U.S. and overseas.

Duffy was a four-year letterwinner at Notre Dame (2002-06), helping the Irish to four straight NCAA appearances and two Sweet 16 berths. She is one of four players in school history to total at least 1,000 points, 500 assists and 200 steals. She was an Associated Press and Kodak All-America honorable mention in 2005 and 2006, while being a finalist for both the John Wooden Award and Nancy Lieberman Award in her final season. In 2006, she won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, which is given to the nation's top point guard under 5-8. Duffy was also a two-time All-Big East first team selection (2005-06), the 2006 Big East /Aeropostle Scholar Athlete of the Year and a 2006 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American (first team).

She also helped Team USA to the gold medal at the 2005 World University Games. After her career at Notre Dame, she was the 31st pick in the 2006 WNBA draft and played three seasons with the Minnesota Lynx and New York Liberty. Duffy also played overseas with teams in Romania, Slovakia, Italy and Wales.

Duffy has attended the Nike Villa 7 Consortium in each of the last three summers. The conference brings together university athletic directors and the country's best assistant coaches in an effort to prepare the next generation of head coaches.

Duffy, a native of Dayton, Ohio, graduated from Notre Dame in 2006 with a double degree in psychology and computer applications.


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