SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – A former Notre Dame player and her husband have donated $5 million to endow the position of women’s basketball coach, making it the first endowed coaching job at the school.
The university announced Monday that the position has been endowed by Karen Robinson Keyes and her husband, Kevin. Keyes played for the Irish under coach Muffet McGraw from 1987-91, leading Notre Dame to its first top-20 ranking her senior year.
She ended her career as the top scorer in school history with 1,590 points. Keyes is now eighth on the all-time list.
She currently coaches a high school team in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
McGraw is in her 28th season as coach of the Irish.